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by Pyrex
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants to buy Greenland
Replies: 65
Views: 1914

Re: Trump wants to buy Greenland

Perhaps instead of buying Greenland, the U.S. should just take over Nunavut instead. By the time the Canadians bothered to send over a Mountie on a moose to check on it and noticed something weird was going on it would have been a couple of years at least, by then the U.S. could just claim it by hom...

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by Pyrex
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants to buy Greenland
Replies: 65
Views: 1914

Re: Trump wants to buy Greenland

Trump has a huge psychological, almost a sexual like thrill in doing deals, even if are of terrible business or political sense. One might also call it visionary. Perhaps if you stopped with the kneejerk ORANGE MAN BAD schtick and pay attention to the motives and the political backdrop of Greenland...

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by Pyrex
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants to buy Greenland
Replies: 65
Views: 1914

Re: Trump wants to buy Greenland

BRB, trademarking the name "East Alaska".

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by Pyrex
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another Recession?
Replies: 15
Views: 612

Re: Another Recession?

Europe is a different thing, though. France and Germany are like an abusive husband, and will do everything in their power to make Brexit as painful as possible, regardless of the cost to themselves, just so the other little bitches don't get all uppity and start getting any ideas. They are living u...

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by Pyrex
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another Recession?
Replies: 15
Views: 612

Re: Another Recession?

Right now, in the US, if you have a pulse, you can get a job. That is why hourly wages are finally keeping up. Eventually unemployment will go up, but only because it is impossible for it to go any lower - the question is by how much, how fast and for how long. Unlikely we will see anything close to...

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by Pyrex
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP announces LIS-SCQ, drops LIS/OPO-LCY, LIS-BSL/CGN/STR, OPO-BCN/LYS, doubles OPO-MAD
Replies: 47
Views: 5952

Re: TAP announces LIS-SCQ, drops LIS/OPO-LCY, LIS-BSL/CGN/STR, OPO-BCN/LYS, doubles OPO-MAD

Really surprised they are adding the additional NY frequency to JFK and not to EWR, which is where the majority of the Portuguese people in the NYC area are (and which commands a revenue premium, at least in the non-stop flights). Their relationship with United must really suck. Does United get alo...

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by Pyrex
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP announces LIS-SCQ, drops LIS/OPO-LCY, LIS-BSL/CGN/STR, OPO-BCN/LYS, doubles OPO-MAD
Replies: 47
Views: 5952

Re: TAP announces LIS-SCQ, drops LIS/OPO-LCY, LIS-BSL/CGN/STR, OPO-BCN/LYS, doubles OPO-MAD

Really surprised they are adding the additional NY frequency to JFK and not to EWR, which is where the majority of the Portuguese people in the NYC area are (and which commands a revenue premium, at least in the non-stop flights). Their relationship with United must really suck. JFK is the preferre...

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by Pyrex
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP announces LIS-SCQ, drops LIS/OPO-LCY, LIS-BSL/CGN/STR, OPO-BCN/LYS, doubles OPO-MAD
Replies: 47
Views: 5952

Re: TAP announces LIS-SCQ, drops LIS/OPO-LCY, LIS-BSL/CGN/STR, OPO-BCN/LYS, doubles OPO-MAD

I think we are going to continue to see some route roulette from TAP, especially from LIS because that airport is bursting at the seams. They need to make room for more flights to markets with more demand such as U.S. and Brazil. Also announced, Natal and Belém will increase frequencies from 3x to ...

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by Pyrex
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CNN Chris Cuomo loses it over "Fredo"
Replies: 68
Views: 2374

Re: CNN Chris Cuomo loses it over "Fredo"

Let's see... His dad ran a criminal syndicate (Tammany Hall), his brother now runs his dad's criminal syndicate, and he is left commenting on CNN... The name Fredo actually sounds very appropriate.

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by Pyrex
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul awarded CGH slots
Replies: 20
Views: 2273

Re: Azul awarded CGH slots

Seventeen flights per direction? That is a huge start. Yeah... I wonder if any airline anywhere in the world ever launched a new route with that much frequency / capacity right off the bat. CGH-GRU is one of the top routes in the world in terms of volume, and the most prestigious within Brazil. Azu...

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by Pyrex
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul awarded CGH slots
Replies: 20
Views: 2273

Re: Azul awarded CGH slots

ITSTours wrote:
Seventeen flights per direction? That is a huge start.


Yeah... I wonder if any airline anywhere in the world ever launched a new route with that much frequency / capacity right off the bat.

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by Pyrex
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jeffrey Epstein 'found dead in cell' in New York
Replies: 157
Views: 9820

Re: Updated: Jeffrey Epstein 'found dead in cell' in New York

FBI: conspiracy theorist are a danger to society!

Also FBI: a notorious narcissist with tons of dirt on rich and powerful people being suicided while on suicide watch in Federal custody is totally believable, trust us.

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by Pyrex
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers
Replies: 95
Views: 24894

Re: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers

Sigh... Another hit piece on the Charleston facility. Why do I get a sense all of these "quality problems" will somehow immediately get fixed if the employees there agree to give up a portion of their monthly earnings to a crime syndicate? Boring should really considering adding the union...

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by Pyrex
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers
Replies: 95
Views: 24894

Re: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers

Corporation capture by management along with quarterly reports pushed by huge financial centers, and exacerbated by regulatory capture has not existed from time immemorial. Things like corporations have existed for a long time. But nothing so big, so global, and so politically powerful. Free market...

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by Pyrex
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers
Replies: 95
Views: 24894

Re: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers

Sigh... Another hit piece on the Charleston facility. Why do I get a sense all of these "quality problems" will somehow immediately get fixed if the employees there agree to give up a portion of their monthly earnings to a crime syndicate? Boring should really considering adding the unions...

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by Pyrex
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends
Replies: 136
Views: 7635

Re: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends

Considering their opposition can mobilize millions upon millions of soldiers, I don't think an armed citizenry would help in this situation, unless the end goal is a massacre. What I don't understand about the situation is what does the government/China wants. If HK becomes just another Chinese cit...

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by Pyrex
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends
Replies: 136
Views: 7635

Re: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends

Methinks the people in Hong Kong are about to get a first-hand lesson on why the 2nd Amendment is so important. I just hope others are willing to learn anything from it.

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by Pyrex
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 32861

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

I plan to do this in a few weeks with my family. I booked a great fare in long haul J which involves 6 legs with segments 2-4 operated by a Star carrier on that airline’s ticket stock. However I want to skip the last leg (leg 6) on UA and I’ve booked a separate ticket on another carrier for the fol...

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by Pyrex
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Federal moratorium on the death penalty has been lifted
Replies: 36
Views: 1883

Re: Federal moratorium on the death penalty has been lifted

For what it's worth, Wikipedia's definition of a serial killer is a person who kills three or more people, usually in service of abnormal psychological gratification, with the murders taking place over more than a month and including a significant period of time between them. That would rule out cr...

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by Pyrex
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Federal moratorium on the death penalty has been lifted
Replies: 36
Views: 1883

Re: Federal moratorium on the death penalty has been lifted

There's a discussion to be had on why these messed up type of murders happen almost exclusively in the USA. Do you have any evidence in support of that rather extraordinary claim? https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-c1cb6ddbee45191cc19d598c6d25e43f.webp You really should question a source that li...

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by Pyrex
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Uber sues NYC over cap
Replies: 34
Views: 2548

Re: Uber sues NYC over cap

bhill wrote:
Medallions??? Surprised there is not a TV series like The Sopranos, because this has all kinds of chances for the mob to make a killing...


Organized crime has been all over the NYC taxi industry for a long time...

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by Pyrex
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Uber sues NYC over cap
Replies: 34
Views: 2548

Re: Uber sues NYC over cap

Uber is a direct threat to this planet. Those of us involved in the ecological justice community know that it discourages the development of much more efficient public transportation. Taxis and Uber should be banned. We can’t let our planet die. Are you talking about in the city or what. I've used ...

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by Pyrex
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Federal moratorium on the death penalty has been lifted
Replies: 36
Views: 1883

Re: Federal moratorium on the death penalty has been lifted

https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/25/us/five- ... index.html
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These guys all sound like scumbags of the worst order. Doubt the world with be worse off with these guys in a box.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/25/us/five- ... index.html

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by Pyrex
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?
Replies: 186
Views: 8082

Re: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?

Erm, if people don't like it here, they can try and change things, which is exactly that those 4 ladies are trying to do. Yes, it is racist. Telling them to 'go back' implies they came from somewhere. Considering 3/4 were born in the US, where do you propose sending them 'back' to? Ask yourself thi...

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by Pyrex
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYC Power Outage
Replies: 22
Views: 1482

Re: NYC Power Outage

That's some serious contempt you have against New Yorkers..... Nothing compared to the serious contempt against non-New Yorkers on clear display in this thread. Not surprising at all, considering how, in my extensive experience, New Yorkers are the most bigoted people in the entire U.S. Anyway, New...

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by Pyrex
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Protesters Remove U.S. Flag, Replace It With Mexican Flag In Colorado
Replies: 17
Views: 1335

Re: Protesters Remove U.S. Flag, Replace It With Mexican Flag In Colorado

Funny... They are being held pending extradition to Mexico, and these idiots seem to want to accelerate that process.

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by Pyrex
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK Ambassador resigns after Trump commentary leaked
Replies: 37
Views: 1298

Re: UK Ambassador resigns after Trump commentary leaked

Man, the deference to our betters in "public service" is frightening. It is almost like I was just air-dropped into an episode of "Yes, Minister." The UK system is meritocratic, so Ambassadors have to earn their way to that rank. By definition, that makes them better trained for...

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by Pyrex
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK Ambassador resigns after Trump commentary leaked
Replies: 37
Views: 1298

Re: UK Ambassador resigns after Trump commentary leaked

Man, the deference to our betters in "public service" is frightening. It is almost like I was just air-dropped into an episode of "Yes, Minister."

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by Pyrex
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK Ambassador resigns after Trump commentary leaked
Replies: 37
Views: 1298

Re: UK Ambassador resigns after Trump commentary leaked

In my line of work, if I send out an email calling a client of mine an idiot I get called in by Compliance and then go have a nice chat with HR, no matter how idiotic they truly are. I know diplomats think of themselves as special people who can get away with literal murder, but perhaps it is time t...

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by Pyrex
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK Ambassador resigns after Trump commentary leaked
Replies: 37
Views: 1298

Re: UK Ambassador resigns after Trump commentary leaked

The ambassador resigned because he was stupid enough to put something like this in writing. If at this point you still don't understand that everything you write down, ever, well eventually come back and bite you in the ass, then you have no business running a lemonade stand, let alone an embassy

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by Pyrex
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA’s New Tourist Centric Int’l Routes
Replies: 56
Views: 11263

Re: UA’s New Tourist Centric Int’l Routes

Not sure OPO fits in that list - there is a lot of industry in the North of Portugal (enough for a 757 with multiple onward connections at EWR, anyway), and a lot of VFR (most of the Portuguese community in and around the Newark area is from the North of Portugal, and arguably better served through ...

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by Pyrex
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to be fined £183M for last year's data breach
Replies: 35
Views: 3343

Re: BA to be fined £183M for last year's data breach

This is like fining a bank for being robbed at gunpoint - effectively robbing BA twice. And let's be honest, if whatever government bureaucrat decreed this fine actually knew how to protect a network better than BA, who they accused of being incompetent, they would no longer be a government bureauc...

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by Pyrex
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 105
Views: 19383

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

While a narrowbody will never be as comfortable as a widebody (generally speaking, I know individual configurations matter a lot), the advantage for an airline like TAP with a lot of routes flown less than daily is that they can increase frequency materially, providing a much better service. I know ...

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by Pyrex
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 105
Views: 19383

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

While a narrowbody will never be as comfortable as a widebody (generally speaking, I know individual configurations matter a lot), the advantage for an airline like TAP with a lot of routes flown less than daily is that they can increase frequency materially, providing a much better service. I know ...

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by Pyrex
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to be fined £183M for last year's data breach
Replies: 35
Views: 3343

Re: BA to be fined £183M for last year's data breach

This is like fining a bank for being robbed at gunpoint - effectively robbing BA twice. And let's be honest, if whatever government bureaucrat decreed this fine actually knew how to protect a network better than BA, who they accused of being incompetent, they would no longer be a government bureaucr...

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by Pyrex
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2760
Views: 135495

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Such a beautiful song by Beethoven co-opted by a bunch of unelected bureaucrats to be the anthem of a country that does not exist, but that they are trying to jam down everyone's throats. A shame, really.

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by Pyrex
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 988
Views: 240020

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... talia-sole


With what money? Just a few months ago he bankrupted two airlines and lost control of another one.
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mercure1 wrote:
Now former Avianca owner/chairman German Efromovich considering a stake in AZ.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... talia-sole


With what money? Just a few months ago he bankrupted two airlines and lost control of another one.

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by Pyrex
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Enters North Korea
Replies: 95
Views: 4542

Re: Trump Enters North Korea

Funny how the same people praising Obama for taking a picture in front of a mural with the face of a mass murderer in Cuba, sheet giving them everything they wanted and getting exactly zero in return, are so hung up on this when so far North Korea has received nothing they wanted. Whether this will...

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by Pyrex
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Enters North Korea
Replies: 95
Views: 4542

Re: Trump Enters North Korea

Funny how the same people praising Obama for taking a picture in front of a mural with the face of a mass murderer in Cuba, sheet giving them everything they wanted and getting exactly zero in return, are so hung up on this when so far North Korea has received nothing they wanted. Whether this will ...

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by Pyrex
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 19065

Re: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to Alleged Shoddy 787 Site

Unions ordered a hit job by a friendly press on a non-union plant, federal bureaucrats use it as an excuse to harass a company now that the bank shake-down gravy train is slowing down. Simple as that. Boeing should respond to the irresponsible actions of the unions in this case by making sure the NM...

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by Pyrex
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freebird A320 hit by jetbridge at Brussels
Replies: 15
Views: 2903

Re: Freebird A320 hit by jetbridge at Brussels

Is it just me or is it really weird to name an airline after one of the most famous songs by a group who died in a plane crash?

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by Pyrex
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sanders's plan to eliminate school debt
Replies: 42
Views: 2121

Re: Sanders's plan to eliminate school debt

I recently went back for my ten-year reunion at a top U.S. "non-profit" University (the non-profit here, as in most universities, should be understood in the same context as GM was a non-profit institution prior to 2008 - whatever revenue they manage to bring in, they blow it all on themse...

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by Pyrex
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL/AA complimentary meals in economy class
Replies: 45
Views: 5323

Re: DL/AA complimentary meals in economy class

I understand that DL and AA offer free meals onboard some of their domestic flights. Which ones? Do you get free alcohol too? Not on UA I know. Actually United does offer free meals in economy plus on transcon flights from EWR to SFO and LAX. I believe they offer it in regular Econ as well on the E...

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by Pyrex
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans and electric stoves
Replies: 95
Views: 5274

Re: Americans and electric stoves

R It is very simple, the area you are in is largely sourced with cheap hydo electricity. it is not unusual to see residences with electric home heat, easily one of the most wasteful uses of electricity. Really, any use of electricity for resistive heat such as water heaters, stoves, baseboard heate...

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by Pyrex
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans and electric stoves
Replies: 95
Views: 5274

Re: Americans and electric stoves

[list=][/list] My electric stove is nuclear powered so it's OK... :d I like things undercooked rather than overcooked, but I hear in the US the opposite is more common, maybe that plays a role. Whenever I go to a French restaurant in the U.S. and ask for the steak frites, I always have to specify I ...

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by Pyrex
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans and electric stoves
Replies: 95
Views: 5274

Re: Americans and electric stoves

Gas is vastly superior to cook, but as others mentioned it does require additional piping, etc. so that is probably why most dedicated rental apartment buildings don't bother with it. That said, the ones that do probably can command a revenue premium. I love gas but I guess electric is safer and mo...

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by Pyrex
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans and electric stoves
Replies: 95
Views: 5274

Re: Americans and electric stoves

seb146 wrote:
Who has gas delivered and stored in tanks? I have never heard of this.


Hank Hill has a sad..

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by Pyrex
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans and electric stoves
Replies: 95
Views: 5274

Re: Americans and electric stoves

Gas is vastly superior to cook, but as others mentioned it does require additional piping, etc. so that is probably why most dedicated rental apartment buildings don't bother with it. That said, the ones that do probably can command a revenue premium. Induction stovetops are just a moronic way to co...

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by Pyrex
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who Pays For Healthcare - Insurance Company or Employers?
Replies: 12
Views: 714

Re: Who Pays For Healthcare - Insurance Company or Employers?

Also, just to be clear, by law you need to be an admitted insurer in a given state to be able to issue an insurance policy to individual customers, which most employer captive entities aren't. Technically the way this works, most of the time, is that the insurance company issues the policy for you a...

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by Pyrex
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who Pays For Healthcare - Insurance Company or Employers?
Replies: 12
Views: 714

Re: Who Pays For Healthcare - Insurance Company or Employers?

If the employer paid, then what would be the point of the insurance ? Having a professional manage the business for you, instead of Jennifer in accounting. Same reason many companies outsource payroll administration, retirement benefits, etc. Interesting. So when an employee feels his insurance is ...

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