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by treetreeseven
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: $1.1M lawsuit filed after 'emotional support' dog mauled 5yo girl
Replies: 51
Views: 4342

$1.1M lawsuit filed after 'emotional support' dog mauled 5yo girl

The suit names the dog's owner, the Port of Portland (operator of PDX), and Alaska Airlines as defendants. The dog was not in its carrier inside the airport, for which the owner was cited at the time. The attack left the girl with injuries which required surgery, and left permanent scars on her face...

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by treetreeseven
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners Site Concern
Replies: 52
Views: 9967

Re: Airliners Site Concern

What is the password hashing algorithm in use on this site? Disclosing the algorithm has no negative impact on security, if it's been properly selected and implemented.

Of course, if it hasn't, then there's already a problem with security.

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by treetreeseven
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2537
Views: 226801

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

There are no plans to hire an Airliners.net specific developer instead we have a large pool of developers we can draw upon at any given time 24/7 so it's the same as when we had Matt just different faces I've worked in software for a long time, and it is by no means "the same." Not even c...

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by treetreeseven
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Middle Class Tax Cuts Not Coming
Replies: 89
Views: 4073

Re: Middle Class Tax Cuts Not Coming

Y'all can argue the finer points of witholding vs refund, tables, etc etc., and none of that makes a tin pot worth of difference to 99% of voters. What DOES make a difference: ⋅  The tax cut was literally one of the only things Trump and his swampy gaggle of Keystone Kops in the GOP-contro...

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by treetreeseven
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net Business Model
Replies: 10
Views: 1287

Re: Airliners.net Business Model

This is how they make money https://www.verticalscope.com/our-solutions/be-the-solution/ tl;dr: They buy up web properties with "organic content" (so, forums where users post stuff), stick ads all over them, and twiddle them to drive "engagement" for the ads - for example, by re...

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by treetreeseven
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Schultz thinking of running as independent
Replies: 71
Views: 4203

Re: Schultz thinking of running as independent

He knows more about everyday American concerns (as the mastermind behind Starbucks) than any Dem politician, probably. He understand the psychology of front line $12/hour employees and the customers. He also knows a lot about diplomacy. He knows the intimate geography of the USA. He knows how every...

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by treetreeseven
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump 2020 reelection chances
Replies: 348
Views: 35237

Re: Trump 2020 reelection chances

I find the debate over the electoral college to be pointless. It’s never going to change. The votes to amend the Constitution just aren’t there. We don’t have to amend it. States just have to change the way they award electoral votes; there’s an effort underway in which a handful of (blue) states h...

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by treetreeseven
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1199
Views: 47015

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

I'm torn between wanting him to declare a "national emergency" (lol) so we can have a fight over appropriate bounds on the Executive branch overreach that was first taken up with true enthusiasm by Dubya, and intensified under Obama.... and being afraid that the courts and/or Congress woul...

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by treetreeseven
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump 2020 reelection chances
Replies: 348
Views: 35237

Re: Trump 2020 reelection chances

Never underestimate the power of the American moderate, for good or ill. Trump et al weren't moderate to begin with, and their "strategy," such as it is, has been to continue becoming more and more and more extreme over time, even as people peel off the edges of the "base" in tw...

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by treetreeseven
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread
Replies: 484
Views: 44783

Re: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread

winginit wrote:
I'm gonna be honest you're not great at this.

Give him time, it's tough when your first exposure to English was only 6 weeks ago at Media Influencer Boot Camp in a dreary suburban Moscow office park :lol:

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by treetreeseven
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump 2020 reelection chances
Replies: 348
Views: 35237

Re: Trump 2020 reelection chances

Just as the left underestimated him in 2016, I think they will continue that mistake and underestimate him in 2020. If the economy continues as it is, I think he wins. If it doesn't, he will lose. My belief is that as length of time in power for Trump and his merry band of swamp things increases, t...

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by treetreeseven
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGA Groundstopped due to staffing / other delays [EWR/PHL]
Replies: 68
Views: 9883

Re: LGA Groundstopped due to staffing / other delays [EWR/PHL]

Can anybody who works in ATC explain what a "work to rule" labor action would look like in practice? Controllers in the US are legally prohibited from engaging in any form of work action. NATCA would never endorse such an action, and I have seen no examples of controllers acting on their ...

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by treetreeseven
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread
Replies: 484
Views: 44783

Re: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread

I gotta say it was fun seeing Roger Stone get rousted at 4am by the FBI. That's a guy that would absolutely take an offered position with the Waffen-SS, along with Stephen Miller.

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by treetreeseven
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners Site Concern
Replies: 52
Views: 9967

Re: *** Attention! Website seems to be hacked! ***

That's the same as the scam posted by Jeff in reply #4. We've alerted Operations and Development and they will investigate any possible breach but our passwords are stored with hashed values so not sure how they could be getting them from here. You do know that hashes aren't magic, right? They can ...

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by treetreeseven
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners Site Concern
Replies: 52
Views: 9967

Re: Airliners Site Concern

Unsurprising that there has been zero response from VerticalScope on this. The forum continues to fall into further into decay month by month. People's highly unique passwords are being echoed back to them in plaintext, and y'all don't even have a mandated password change or - at bare minimum - a st...

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by treetreeseven
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Out of control number of ridiculous, total fantasy, duplicate & self answering threads recently
Replies: 28
Views: 2637

Re: Out of control number of ridiculous, total fantasy, duplicate & self answering threads recently

The Mods have the tools for this. They could block five users and eliminate 70% of the problem, and then many of the rest would get with the program. It's not true that all posts are good posts. The value of a.net -- call it signal to noise ratio -- has declined precipitously. It is if you're Verti...

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by treetreeseven
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump 2020 reelection chances
Replies: 348
Views: 35237

Re: Trump 2020 reelection chances

Seeing as running the Executive branch in a country this big and complex takes strategy, and seeing that Trump and his swamp things can never seem to develop or maintain any coherent strategy, I don't see his chances as good. The authoritarians and racists and Nazis which make up his "base"...

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by treetreeseven
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question/topic for non-Americans: American English
Replies: 27
Views: 1667

Re: Question/topic for non-Americans: American English

The ability to drop a version of the F word into any position in a sentence and have it be grammatically correct

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by treetreeseven
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1199
Views: 47015

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

Slug71 wrote:
scbriml wrote:
cledaybuck wrote:
Was there a reason we couldn't have done this before Christmas without a government shutdown?


One word - Trump.


Wrong. This is all chuck and Nancy and the Senate.

No it isn't.

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by treetreeseven
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Commerce Chief "Why don't they just get loans?"
Replies: 151
Views: 6401

Re: Commerce Chief "Why don't they just get loans?"

https://nypost.com/2017/03/01/commerce- ... ps-speech/

Looks like Trump sure has drained the swamp tho! :lol:
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I mean, what would one reasonably expect from a billionaire who literally wears $600 custom-monogrammed slippers around Washington DC: https://nypost.com/2017/03/01/commerce- ... ps-speech/

Looks like Trump sure has drained the swamp tho! :lol:

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by treetreeseven
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGA Groundstopped due to staffing / other delays [EWR/PHL]
Replies: 68
Views: 9883

Re: LGA Groundstopped due to staffing / other delays [EWR/PHL]

Can anybody who works in ATC explain what a "work to rule" labor action would look like in practice?

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by treetreeseven
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Commerce Chief "Why don't they just get loans?"
Replies: 151
Views: 6401

Re: Commerce Chief "Why don't they just get loans?"

Edit: what magog said. The lowest paid Feds they can find still make over $20/hour. You didn't look very hard, did you? Hourly wages can range from $11.30 to $16.96 depending on experience, plus locality pay From: https://www.tsa.gov/news/releases/2004/03/03/tsa-recruiting-full-time-and-part-time-s...

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by treetreeseven
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1199
Views: 47015

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

At what point can people working without pay sue their employer, or maybe Trump/lawmakers themselves, for not fulfilling their part of the deal that when you work, you get paid ? This has already happened, and one of the first was the ATC union. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/11/shutdown-air-traffic-...

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by treetreeseven
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Woman in Vegetative State Gives Birth!
Replies: 60
Views: 3444

Re: Woman in Coma Gives Birth!

And people say we don’t need the death penalty anymore. This is a horrible crime, but the maximum penalty for rape in Arizona is 28 years. If that's not enough to deter someone, then the death penalty is irrelevant (other than to satisfy a base desire for revenge, which most of the civilised World ...

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by treetreeseven
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1199
Views: 47015

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

While all you old dogs were pointlessly barking at each other on the porch about Trump's pointless wall, air traffic controllers were rallying in DC with their $0 pay stubs: https://www.flyingmag.com/air-traffic-controllers-to-rally-today-in-dc https://www.businessinsider.com/unpaid-air-traffic-cont...

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by treetreeseven
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antifa Patrolling The Streets of Portland, Mayor Apparently Doesn't Care
Replies: 140
Views: 6667

Re: Antifa Patrolling The Streets of Portland, Mayor Apparently Doesn't Care

Now, if y'all want something to hyperventilate about, some guy just over the river claims he found his truck with "TRUMP" spraypainted on it and burnt to a cinder after leaving it overnight at a bar because he had one too many to drink. The police over there as of yesterday refused to conf...

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by treetreeseven
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antifa Patrolling The Streets of Portland, Mayor Apparently Doesn't Care
Replies: 140
Views: 6667

Re: Antifa Patrolling The Streets of Portland, Mayor Apparently Doesn't Care

Here's what really happened. https://www.koin.com/news/civic-affairs/protesters-damage-driver-s-car-no-charges-yet/1508386175 "The demonstrators gathered in the streets to demonstrate against police using deadly force. During that demonstration, a man driving a silver Lexus drove through the c...

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by treetreeseven
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: NASA inspector general report details Boeing's failures on SLS
Replies: 1
Views: 1744

NASA inspector general report details Boeing's failures on SLS

"We found Boeing’s poor performance is the main reason for the significant cost increases and schedule delays to developing the SLS core stage," the report, signed by NASA Inspector General Paul Martin, states. "Specifically, the project’s cost and schedule issues stem primarily from...

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by treetreeseven
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Forum replies sometimes show up before the quoted post
Replies: 10
Views: 4451

Re: Forum replies sometimes show up before the quoted post

September eh? So we're a year on now. Lots of investment from the new owner :)

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by treetreeseven
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Proposal: Split Non-av board into non-av and political
Replies: 11
Views: 4288

Re: Proposal: Split Non-av board into non-av and political

I would support this, and if there is a system of appointing particular mods to particular forums, choose very carefully the mods for the Politics forum. Also you'll want to change the policy of not notifying people when their threads are deleted.

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by treetreeseven
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Deleting of posts by moderators
Replies: 30
Views: 5845

Re: Deleting of posts by moderators

Vertical Scope doesn't give a crap, folks. They bought this site for one thing: pre-existing traffic numbers to which they can show ads. Meanwhile, wide latitude to interpret policy is given to mods which make entire threads disappear, not just posts, with zero interaction. Perhaps notifying a user ...

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by treetreeseven
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Trump is being undermined from within the administration
Replies: 95
Views: 4788

Re: President Trump is being undermined from within the administration

If MikeDrop is the best PSYOPS agent the Russians can muster, I'm not too worried about waking up to borscht as the national breakfast any time soon :lol: What's the point of ANOTHER Op-Ed piece about what's going on at the Trump White House. I think we all pretty much know already. Just go to Loudm...

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by treetreeseven
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK
Replies: 124
Views: 20647

Re: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK

Great reminder to get your flu shots, northern hemisphere people... got mine yesterday :)

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by treetreeseven
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Trump is being undermined from within the administration
Replies: 95
Views: 4788

Re: President Trump is being undermined from within the administration

I bet by Friday a bunch of WH staffers will be fired, a 'night of the long knives' to remove any possible 'disloyal' person or persons who may be behind this op-ed. Trump is like a caged wild animal, he is violently angry, and I am very afraid of a 'wag the dog' bombing in Iran or someplace in the ...

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by treetreeseven
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should you read your partner’s texts?
Replies: 43
Views: 2053

Re: Should you read your partner’s texts?

I don't share passwords of any kind with anybody, but I'm also a recovering software engineer with a strong interest in security, and have been a privacy advocate since I was a tween. I can't say I've never once taken advantage of an opportunity to peek on a partner when a screen was left on etc, wh...

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by treetreeseven
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Trump is being undermined from within the administration
Replies: 95
Views: 4788

Re: President Trump is being undermined from within the administration

Elect a clown, expect a circus :smile: Commentary from an article in the Washington Post about how they're scrambling to figure out who it is: “It’s like the horror movies when everyone realizes the call is coming from inside the house,” said one former White House official in close contact with for...

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by treetreeseven
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 100488

Re: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA

The level of defeatism regarding improving mental wellness (as some are trying to call it these days, perhaps in light of this phenomenon) in this thread is quite depressing, no pun intended. No amount of prevention will ever reduce the chance of somebody stealing an airplane to zero, just like we w...

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by treetreeseven
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 100488

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

It is a mental health issue. And it is not just diagnosing, it is about consequences. People don't get help with mental issues because the consequences of just seeking help is too high. Yes these things happen. They also happen with other systems, with other modes of transport, with other industrie...

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by treetreeseven
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 100488

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

The point is you’re making a diagnosis and stigmatizing bi polar issues. Your comment on a mixed state being dangerous is flawed too. I didn't write the comment you're replying to but I'd like to clarify my own related comment. With so little evidence it is of course not possible to diagnose the gu...

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by treetreeseven
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 100488

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

It'd be great if our system of mental health assessment and treatment was better, but could it ever be expected to reliably prevent those who seem to be normal but are actually suffering a psychotic break from doing something dreadful? It'd be good if we raised the bar to try to prevent unauthorize...

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by treetreeseven
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 100488

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

He said "nah I'm a white guy" on the ATC audio. What does he mean by that?

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by treetreeseven
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Repubs support Trump able to shut down news sites
Replies: 200
Views: 4540

Re: Repubs support Trump able to shut down news sites

But what you fail to mention is that neither side is meaningfully shaped by those nutters. So, no, you aren't in bed with the nutters if you support either party. Again, the flaw in your argument is that the nutters aren't meaningfully influencing the Republican party. :rotfl: That is a good one! T...

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by treetreeseven
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: PINOs...what are they?
Replies: 5
Views: 723

Re: PINOs...what are they?

So what you are saying is that myself, as a Republican, should not be a Republican if I do not agree with ALL your beliefs ? That is the mantra of the left these days, so yes. They spent 8 years shouting people down and getting away with it. Now they don’t know what to do when they shout people dow...

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by treetreeseven
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Two-factor authentication (2FA) sent via text (SMS) unsafe
Replies: 13
Views: 821

Re: Two-factor authentication (2FA) sent via text (SMS) unsafe

Authenticator Plus for Android is a free (and I think open source) app which does the exact same thing as Google Authenticator and all the other 6-digit code TOTP apps do, and you can back up your tokens in case you have to reinstall, or switch phones, etc.

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by treetreeseven
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct dog breed
Replies: 62
Views: 2168

Re: The correct dog breed

DfwRevolution wrote:
Whatever breed at the shelter needs a home. They're all good dogs.

:checkmark:

(except chihuahuas)

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by treetreeseven
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people keep moving to California?
Replies: 98
Views: 3672

Re: Why do people keep moving to California?

Can those of you who live in CA keep convincing your fellow Californians of how awesome it is, please? They keep relocating to AZ and are screwing up my state. Also Oregon. "Go back to California" graffiti is not an isolated incident around here any more. :checkmark: I prefer Portland Ore...

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by treetreeseven
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people keep moving to California?
Replies: 98
Views: 3672

Re: Why do people keep moving to California?

I've lived in California a couple times and now I live in a mid-tier city elsewhere. After bouncing around plenty in my life I've come to the conclusion that my sweet spot is either a mid-tier city with a lot of culture, or small town / rural as long as I have a good support system. I'd happily live...

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by treetreeseven
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people keep moving to California?
Replies: 98
Views: 3672

Re: Why do people keep moving to California?

EA CO AS wrote:
Can those of you who live in CA keep convincing your fellow Californians of how awesome it is, please? They keep relocating to AZ and are screwing up my state.

Also Oregon. "Go back to California" graffiti is not an isolated incident around here any more.

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by treetreeseven
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jack in the Box Bowls
Replies: 13
Views: 776

Re: Jack in the Box Bowls

https://youtu.be/tfan5MacmsI (language NSFW)

Sing it with me now!

I want a failure pile
In a sadness bowl!

:praise:
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Patton Oswalt had this covered when KFC decided everybody liked their bowls a decade ago: https://youtu.be/tfan5MacmsI (language NSFW)

Sing it with me now!

I want a failure pile
In a sadness bowl!

:praise:

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by treetreeseven
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Upcoming Trump - Putin Summit
Replies: 355
Views: 9889

Re: Upcoming Trump - Putin Summit

Americans are nothing if not patriotic. I'm surprised they are not up in arms over this, including Republicans. Oh, the types of people who go on TV and the radio and get quoted are up in arms. Actually, this article has a great overview, with particular focus on Fox News (where a number of talking...

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