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by Jaws707
Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dulles Rail Phase 2 Approved
Replies: 24
Views: 3261

RE: Dulles Rail Phase 2 Approved

I can't belive we are having such a debate about this. Think about this for a second. 1. This option will be 100 times better than the current option for commuting out of Dulles. 2. The overground station will save about $400 million dollars vs the underground station. Thats $400 million that our go...

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by Jaws707
Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite US Hotel Chain?
Replies: 36
Views: 2252

RE: Favorite US Hotel Chain?

Personally my favorite US chain is Embassy Suites by Hilton. I love their large rooms, complimentary happy hour and breakfast as well as how nice the hotels generally look inside.

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by Jaws707
Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Selling An Engagement Ring
Replies: 38
Views: 3351

Selling An Engagement Ring

I still have an engagement ring that I purchased a couple of years ago, but I never gave it to the girl since things never worked out between us. Its for the best because I am in a much happier relationship now. So I was wondering where would anyone here recommend being the best place to sell the ri...

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by Jaws707
Sat Dec 26, 2009 5:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Skiing At The Lake Tahoe Area
Replies: 17
Views: 3010

RE: Skiing At The Lake Tahoe Area

I was in Lake Tahoe skiing 2 years ago. I did Squaw and I definately recommend that place. There is a reason the Olympics were there, and thats because their skiing is fantastic. The other place I did was Heavenly, but that was because we were staying in South Lake Tahoe. If you aren't staying there...

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by Jaws707
Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thoughts On A Christmas Gift...
Replies: 3
Views: 2131

Thoughts On A Christmas Gift...

When Christmas rolls around it will be about 3 months since I've been dating my girlfriend. We are each in our late 20's, I'm working and she is finishing up college this year. I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions from their own experiances for a Christmas present. One idea I thought of is ...

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by Jaws707
Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2016 Olympics: The Decision
Replies: 226
Views: 6607

RE: 2016 Olympics: The Decision

There has been a lot of talk here about rotating the games between different continents. So if we look at the last few games. 2000S Sydney 2002W Salt Lake City 2004S Athens 2006W Torino 2008S Beijing 2010W Vancouver 2012S London 2014W Sochi So over this list of 8, both previous and future, the Olymp...

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by Jaws707
Fri Sep 25, 2009 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2016 Olympics: The Decision
Replies: 226
Views: 6607

RE: 2016 Olympics: The Decision

I live in Chicago and while I think it would be great to have the Olympics here, I have absolutely no confidence in the goverment to do this within a budget. The city of Chicago is flat out broke right now even though Cook county has the highest sales tax in the country. The public transportation sy...

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by Jaws707
Sat Sep 19, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Eharmony.com...does It Work?
Replies: 26
Views: 4064

RE: Eharmony.com...does It Work?

I have tried match.com. Personally I didn't meet anyone on the site that I was going to date, but I recommend it for people. It's really not much different then going to a bar. I view it an another way of meeting people. There are lots of people on there that I wouldn't date, either because they are...

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by Jaws707
Tue Aug 25, 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2009 Favorite Cable TV Shows?
Replies: 10
Views: 2705

RE: 2009 Favorite Cable TV Shows?

1. Entourage
2. Man vs Food
3. Man vs Wild

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by Jaws707
Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Montana To Alaska!
Replies: 6
Views: 1999

RE: Montana To Alaska!

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by Jaws707
Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite Sandwich Deli/Shop?
Replies: 45
Views: 5465

RE: Favorite Sandwich Deli/Shop?

I agree with the Jimmy Johns mention. My favorite sandwich they have is #9 Italian Club. The #8 and #10 are both pretty good as well.

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by Jaws707
Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pepsi Throwback
Replies: 19
Views: 2793

RE: Pepsi Throwback

I actually just tried Mountain Dew throwback this week. I find that it tastes good, but I can notice a difference from the "regular" version. It has the same amount of calories, but 2 fewer ingrediants, less sodium, and slightly less sugar and carbs. I did find it left a bit of an aftertaste in my m...

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by Jaws707
Sat Apr 18, 2009 3:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Obama Unveils High-speed Passenger Rail Plan
Replies: 177
Views: 7721

RE: Obama Unveils High-speed Passenger Rail Plan

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by Jaws707
Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Obama Unveils High-speed Passenger Rail Plan
Replies: 177
Views: 7721

RE: Obama Unveils High-speed Passenger Rail Plan

I like the support that the gov't is showing for HSR. As mentioned HSR works everywhere else, so there is no reason why it can't work here. Acela currently with an average speed of 86 mph can be improved and I would bet a decent chuck of the $8 billion of funding will go towards making Acela faster ...

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by Jaws707
Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thursday's Thoughtless Thread: Best Movies Ever
Replies: 54
Views: 4038

RE: Thursday's Thoughtless Thread: Best Movies Ever

My favorite movie...
The Graduate

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by Jaws707
Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Blu Ray And HD Viewing Question
Replies: 15
Views: 2796

RE: Blu Ray And HD Viewing Question

Homer 71,
Thanks for the link and the explanation! Really helps me understand this situation.

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by Jaws707
Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Blu Ray And HD Viewing Question
Replies: 15
Views: 2796

Blu Ray And HD Viewing Question

So recently I veiwed my 1st Blu Ray movie (Rambo.) My blu ray player is a PS3 and I have a 40 inch widescreen Samsung HDTV. My question is why do the black bars on top and bottom of the picture still appear? This was the case when I watched a regular dvd from a regular dvd player. When i watched reg...

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by Jaws707
Tue Jan 06, 2009 3:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Do Older Movies Look On Blu Ray?
Replies: 14
Views: 3584

How Do Older Movies Look On Blu Ray?

I was wondering if anyone has watched any older movies (like Patton, Terminator, First Blood) on Blu Ray and how you thought they looked? Is there a significant improvement on the Blu Ray over an upconverted dvd?

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by Jaws707
Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY Gov Imposes 88+ New Taxes And Fees
Replies: 18
Views: 2991

RE: NY Gov Imposes 88+ New Taxes And Fees

The one that really baffles me is:

"* A 4 percent sales tax on clothing and shoes under $500, except for two weeks out of the year. "

Why not place the tax on clothing over $500?

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by Jaws707
Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Feds Arrest Ill. Gov Rod Blagojevich
Replies: 121
Views: 4118

RE: Feds Arrest Ill. Gov Rod Blagojevich

Since this story is just beginning and will be sure to dominate the news for quite some time I have to agree with some earlier posters who mentioned that Chicago will likely lose its bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympics. I think Chicago had a pretty good shot, especially with Obama being elected, bu...

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by Jaws707
Sun Nov 23, 2008 2:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Guns N Roses Album Out Tomorrow!
Replies: 7
Views: 1885

RE: New Guns N Roses Album Out Tomorrow!

I've been listening to the tracks on their myspace page and I think the songs "Sorry" and "Madagascar" are awesome. Not too sure about their other stuff just yet.

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by Jaws707
Sat Nov 22, 2008 4:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Guns N Roses Album Out Tomorrow!
Replies: 7
Views: 1885

New Guns N Roses Album Out Tomorrow!

Well it appears that the long wait will finally end tomorrow when Chineese Democracy comes out. Its been 17 years since Guns N Roses released an album, and this is pretty much a completely different band than the one we all know and love. From the old band its only Axl and Dizzy who was the keyboard...

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by Jaws707
Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Amtrak Website
Replies: 3
Views: 1978

RE: New Amtrak Website

I think your site is off to an excellent start. I especially like your article "Riding against time" It is very well written.

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by Jaws707
Tue Nov 11, 2008 5:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A Couple Of PS3 Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1985

RE: A Couple Of PS3 Questions

Thanks!
That just got me thinking about 1 final point. I know the game is just coming out today, so maybe someone has some experiance with another game, but will games be able to run with the keyboard and mouse or is that only availble to do things like browse the internet?

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by Jaws707
Tue Nov 11, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A Couple Of PS3 Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1985

A Couple Of PS3 Questions

I'm thinking about getting a PS3, especially for Madden and the new Call of Duty game that is coming out today. The Bluray player is really nice too! I just have a couple of questions. Can you browse the internet from the PS3? How is that browser? Also, can I hook up a mouse and keyboard to the USB ...

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by Jaws707
Sun Nov 09, 2008 4:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: High Speed Rail Win In California - America's 1st!
Replies: 117
Views: 9289

RE: High Speed Rail Win In California - America's 1st!

A little off topic, but since we're talking about Acela I thought I would ask if Amtrak is working on making the system faster such as improving track and signaling. Has there been a reduction of travel time from when Acela first began service?

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by Jaws707
Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tombstone Vs Jacks Frozen Pizza
Replies: 6
Views: 12010

Tombstone Vs Jacks Frozen Pizza

My friend and I were talking about this last night when I noticed he was making a Jacks frozen pizza. They are each made by Kraft and to me they seem to be about the same thing. Are there any differences between them? Does anyone know how Kraft differentiates them?

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by Jaws707
Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bob Barr & Other Independents 2008
Replies: 56
Views: 2424

RE: Bob Barr & Other Independents 2008

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by Jaws707
Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: High Speed Rail Win In California - America's 1st!
Replies: 117
Views: 9289

RE: High Speed Rail Win In California - America's 1st!

Yes!!! Another step in the right direction for rail!! Now, we need the Ohio Hub to come together, and for someone to actually turn the entire Keystone Corridor into a HSR corridor, providing a HSR network from the Northeast and Midatlantic all the way out to Chicago and other parts of the Midwest......

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by Jaws707
Sat Oct 25, 2008 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Let The Train Take The Strain (AMTRAK)
Replies: 9
Views: 3098

RE: Let The Train Take The Strain (AMTRAK)

Amtrak seems to be doing a lot better over the last couple of years. Ridership is increasing dramatically, on time performance is improving, and the federal gov't seems willing to allocate Amtrak more money. I certainly hope this trend continues as I think traveling via a train is a wonderful experi...

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by Jaws707
Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bahamas In December Question
Replies: 3
Views: 7569

Bahamas In December Question

I've been thinking about going on a short cruise in December to the Bahamas. Does anyone know how warm the water is to go swimming at that time of year? Also does anyone know how warm the weather is. I assume daytime high's are around 80 degrees, but I really have no idea. Thanks for any info.

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by Jaws707
Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question About A Passport
Replies: 3
Views: 2627

Question About A Passport

I was thinking about going on a cruise to the Bahamas with my friend this December, but it turns out that he doesn't have a passport. Am I correct to assume that he needs a passport to the Bahamas? Also how long does it take to complete an application and receive a passport? Thanks for any help.

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by Jaws707
Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone Tried Culvers?
Replies: 20
Views: 3317

RE: Anyone Tried Culvers?

Personally I love Culvers. Their burgers are much better than McD or BK. They put a little butter on the bun to make it a butter burger and while its not the healthiest option in the world, it sure is tasty. Their custard which they make Concrete Mixers from is also fantastic.

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by Jaws707
Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rant About Taxes On Cruises...
Replies: 23
Views: 3447

RE: Rant About Taxes On Cruises...

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by Jaws707
Tue Sep 02, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rant About Taxes On Cruises...
Replies: 23
Views: 3447

Rant About Taxes On Cruises...

I was looking into booking a short 4 night cruise in the Bahamas and I came accross a good deal of about $229 a person. I was shocked to see that the final price was increased by about 50% due to taxes and surcharges. I couldn't see that exact detail where all that money was going without booking it...

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by Jaws707
Fri Aug 01, 2008 5:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pictures Of Your Nations Navy
Replies: 51
Views: 23581

RE: Pictures Of Your Nations Navy

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by Jaws707
Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ski Trip To Northstar (Non Avia) Pics
Replies: 10
Views: 3021

RE: Ski Trip To Northstar (Non Avia) Pics

Very nice pictures. Looks like you had a great time. I just returned from skiing at Squaw and at Heavenly and it was amazing.

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by Jaws707
Thu Feb 14, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lake Tahoe Winter Driving
Replies: 13
Views: 3785

Lake Tahoe Winter Driving

I'm going to Lake Tahoe next week to do some skiing and sightseeing and I was wondering if anyone has experiance driving in that area, especially in the winter. I'll be flying into Reno and staying down in South Lake Tahoe. Most of the trip will be skiing, but if possible I would like to take a day ...

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by Jaws707
Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: John McCain - Another Bob Dole?
Replies: 24
Views: 2364

RE: John McCain - Another Bob Dole?

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by Jaws707
Wed Jan 30, 2008 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Skiing Around Lake Tahoe
Replies: 6
Views: 1503

Skiing Around Lake Tahoe

I'm going to Lake Tahoe in a couple of weeks for a ski trip. I've never been out there, so I just wanted to see if anyone has and how you liked it. I am planning on skiing at Squaw Valley for an evening as they have night skiing and a full day there and a full day at Heavenly. I'll have one extra da...

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by Jaws707
Tue Jan 15, 2008 2:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shopping For An Engagement Ring
Replies: 44
Views: 2424

RE: Shopping For An Engagement Ring

This is an interesting discussion. I also went to look at some rings with my girlfriend recently, but we are running into a problem that she is really picky in this area and has rather expensive tastes. Its weird, because she doesn't have expensive tastes in any other area, but its something about a...

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by Jaws707
Wed Dec 12, 2007 5:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ideas For My NYC Trip Pls
Replies: 5
Views: 2154

RE: Ideas For My NYC Trip Pls

Depending on the weather NYC has plenty of fun things to do. If its nice I would suggest a walk in Central Park or a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. A broadway show is a great idea. Plenty of great restaurants and shopping. There is a free ferry to Stanten Island that offers great views of the stat...

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by Jaws707
Fri Oct 19, 2007 3:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sweetest Day
Replies: 5
Views: 1196

Sweetest Day

I guess tomorrow is Sweetest Day. Do you and your significant other celebrate this in anyway? Personally I think the day is a made up Hallmark holiday so they sell some more cards, but I'll probably get my girlfriend a card and maybe a little cake or flowers. What you do guys usually buy for this day?

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by Jaws707
Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ITunes Rant...
Replies: 16
Views: 1648

ITunes Rant...

I've switched over a few months ago to using itunes and legally paying for music rather than just downloading it for free. I got to the point where I could no longer stand downloading songs that either didn't play, mislabeled songs, or songs with poor quality. I have to say that itunes is nice and e...

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by Jaws707
Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How Much Do You Enjoy Flying Coach?
Replies: 72
Views: 9549

How Much Do You Enjoy Flying Coach?

I love aviation and everything about it. Everything from looking at airplanes at the airport, to learning about them, to talking about them. I have to admit though, that its getting harder and harder for me to enjoy a flight. I've always flown coach and I think the only things I enjoy anymore are th...

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by Jaws707
Sat Aug 25, 2007 1:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Worst Ever Hangover?
Replies: 45
Views: 6218

RE: Your Worst Ever Hangover?

Worst hangover I ever had was freshmen year of college. It was a simple dorm room party with my friend and 3 girls. I've never drank hard alcohol, but for some reason I wanted to show that I can drink a lot of it without a chaser. My friend got us a bottle of Yukon Jack whiskey and we proceeded to d...

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by Jaws707
Tue Aug 21, 2007 4:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Engagement Ring Opinions
Replies: 15
Views: 2044

Engagement Ring Opinions

I was just curious what you guys out here thought about engagement rings. Do you think it should be a complete surprise as to the shape of diamond and the style of ring, or should the future spouse have a say? Do you believe it matters how much is spent on the ring? I've never thought about the actu...

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by Jaws707
Sat Jul 28, 2007 3:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Paris Hotel And Casino Las Vegas
Replies: 22
Views: 2723

RE: Paris Hotel And Casino Las Vegas

When you get hungry be sure to check out the buffet at the Paris. I ate there last year and it was simply amazing. Incredible food and atmosphere.

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by Jaws707
Fri Jul 20, 2007 1:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Poll: At What Point In A Relationship Is Sex OK?
Replies: 252
Views: 6693

RE: Poll: At What Point In A Relationship Is Sex OK?

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by Jaws707
Tue Jul 17, 2007 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL SkyMiles Reward Tickets - SkySaver Availability
Replies: 10
Views: 4019

RE: DL SkyMiles Reward Tickets - SkySaver Availability

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