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by Tugger
Thu Jan 26, 2023 7:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Samsung Galaxy S23 Series
Replies: 26
Views: 1227

Re: Samsung Galaxy S23 Series

Pixel all the way. My current 3a is doing great. Multiday battery, handles anything I need to do and has a clean simple interface (and I use Microsoft Launcher). I am looking to get the 7a when it comes out this year but probably don't need to as my 3a is in perfect condition. Tugg Was going to ask...

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by Tugger
Thu Jan 26, 2023 5:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pop Icon Taylor Swift vs TicketMaster / Live Nation
Replies: 64
Views: 2593

Re: Pop Icon Taylor Swift vs TicketMaster / Live Nation

NIKV69 wrote:
[...] The hearing was about how ticketmaster has become too big and is ripe for the fiasco we saw with Swift's concert. [...]

So you support government involvement that prevents such mergers?

Tugg

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by Tugger
Thu Jan 26, 2023 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida GOP bans books in school until govt censor can review them
Replies: 35
Views: 1859

Re: Florida GOP bans books in school until govt censor can review them

Do you think the bible has been accepted? Fred Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Probably not, all this inclusion stuff (“Love your neighbor as yourself”) can not be accepted. Also there many very sexually loaded parts that should not be in school, some people even have sex with animals in this ho...

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by Tugger
Thu Jan 26, 2023 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Samsung Galaxy S23 Series
Replies: 26
Views: 1227

Re: Samsung Galaxy S23 Series

Pixel all the way.

My current 3a is doing great. Multiday battery, handles anything I need to do and has a clean simple interface (and I use Microsoft Launcher). I am looking to get the 7a when it comes out this year but probably don't need to as my 3a is in perfect condition.

Tugg

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by Tugger
Wed Jan 25, 2023 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Trailblazer airlines" movie MD-80
Replies: 10
Views: 1317

Re: "Trailblazer airlines" movie MD-80

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M25zXBIUVr0

(Aptivaboy, at 1:06 you'll see it is camera angle along with stabs in different positions.)

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For those interested (I was ;- ) this is the movie's trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M25zXBIUVr0

(Aptivaboy, at 1:06 you'll see it is camera angle along with stabs in different positions.)

Tugg

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by Tugger
Wed Jan 25, 2023 7:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: School warned 3 times before teacher shot
Replies: 20
Views: 751

Re: School warned 3 times before teacher shot

Yes guns are dangerous and a real issue. But there are too many in the USA that deny that guns are the problem and get up in arms when actions are taken just because of a "report of a gun". Any report should be investigated, with prejudice if necessary. Anyone carrying a gun should be made...

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by Tugger
Wed Jan 25, 2023 4:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *News Feed* Thread
Replies: 206
Views: 54472

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *News Feed* Thread

So apparently there is news that Ukraine will be receiving front line tanks from western NATO-affiliated nations. Primarily consisting of Leopard 2's (numbering 80 from various countries stocks), along with 30 M1 Abrams from the USA, as well as 10 (a number which as rumored may increase) Challenger ...

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by Tugger
Wed Jan 25, 2023 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transfer of MBT from US, UK, Germany etc to Ukraine
Replies: 67
Views: 3911

Re: Transfer of MBT from US, UK, Germany etc to Ukraine

The same goes for the USA as taxes from wealth producing states is used to provide services and support to states that are less so. The intent is that the "whole" benefits, a rising tide lifts all ships. The raw economic number sometimes hides the complexity. For example, in the US, some ...

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by Tugger
Wed Jan 25, 2023 3:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transfer of MBT from US, UK, Germany etc to Ukraine
Replies: 67
Views: 3911

Re: Transfer of MBT from US, UK, Germany etc to Ukraine

WIth that said, Germany is also part of the problem, ordering F-35s for example. And not pressuring Poland into buying at least some stuff from EU makers. Instead they buy US, with our money. What "your" money? Is Poland French colony? Since 2004, Poland has received over 213 billion euro...

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by Tugger
Tue Jan 24, 2023 8:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 264
Views: 50068

Re: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments

Emphasis mine: This was discussed and answered awhile ago. It is being tracked by the NASA JPL Horizons system which computes trajectories and maintains real-time positions, with periodic observations to confirm. And it will make close approaches to Earth, since the perihelion of it's orbit is based...

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by Tugger
Tue Jan 24, 2023 6:15 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 264
Views: 50068

Re: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments

It's being tracked well enough to know it's orbit with precision, just like other NEOs. And to make these predictions, which aren't possible otherwise. I'll throw in here... It's not being "tracked". Tracking is an active task and cost money/resources and is only done for important or cri...

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by Tugger
Mon Jan 23, 2023 8:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SLS / Orion - Tests, Launches, & Developments
Replies: 535
Views: 65050

Re: SLS / Orion - Tests, Launches, & Developments

I bet NASA is using that new non-caloric silicon-based kitchen lubricant they've been working on for that heat shield. It creates a surface 500 times more slippery than any cooking oil and surely helps Orion speed through re-entry. :lol: The two Orion heat shield materials are Avcoat and 3DMAT. The...

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by Tugger
Sat Jan 21, 2023 5:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transfer of MBT from US, UK, Germany etc to Ukraine
Replies: 67
Views: 3911

Re: Transfer of MBT from US, UK, Germany etc to Ukraine

What about the Leclerc?

Tugg

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by Tugger
Fri Jan 20, 2023 6:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transfer of MBT from US, UK, Germany etc to Ukraine
Replies: 67
Views: 3911

Re: Transfer of MBT from US, UK, Germany etc to Ukraine

Well... yeah, "they" can both build new of current and/or build planned updated iterations/new models. But the issue is, will the nations that build theses systems be willing to do this for the countries that send them to the Ukraine? Germany will be PISSED if Poland and other nations send...

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by Tugger
Thu Jan 19, 2023 11:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NZ PM Arden to Resign
Replies: 61
Views: 2972

Re: NZ PM Arden to Resign

So you have "woke" vs "asleep" (or maybe "asleepholes")?.

Don't know about you, but for me, I try to be wide awake when dealing with things.

Tugg

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by Tugger
Thu Jan 19, 2023 10:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?
Replies: 51
Views: 2381

Re: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?

It will all come down to IF the issue cause bad things to happen to the economy (people's lives) and who it appears is causing it/not doing what they can to address it.

Tugg

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by Tugger
Thu Jan 19, 2023 8:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 377
Views: 25815

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

DIRECTFLT wrote:
[...]"for the killing of Halyna Hutchins with conscious disregard for human life."
[...]

More like "unconscious" disregard.

Tugg

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by Tugger
Thu Jan 19, 2023 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NASA announces Sustainable Flight Demonstrator
Replies: 60
Views: 6742

Re: NASA announces Sustainable Flight Demonstrator

morrisond wrote:
LaunchDetected wrote:
Fuel tank location is still a mystery.


Yes and it does not seem like it will be able to hold 5,000NM of fuel.

This could be the 737 replacement optimized for 3,500ishNM.[...]

Wouldn't the intended/proposed "30% fuel efficiency increase" address the fuel capacity/range issue?

Tugg

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by Tugger
Thu Jan 19, 2023 12:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Utah Senator wants to ban porn in USA
Replies: 56
Views: 2728

Re: Utah Senator wants to ban porn in USA

Go get 'em Hoss!

Moron... sex, and watching sex, is not obscene.

Tugg

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by Tugger
Wed Jan 18, 2023 5:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British government to block Scottish gender reform law
Replies: 60
Views: 2011

Re: British government to block Scottish law

If a man tried to enter a female toilet, could he be refused entry if he had a GRC?. So here is the confusing part: You are stating "a man who holds a GRC". That implies the person is trans and a male as applied by the GRC, which means the person was formerly... assigned female at birth. ...

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by Tugger
Sat Jan 07, 2023 7:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote
Replies: 276
Views: 13201

Re: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote

Yes Manchin and Sinema have been a great check and balance for the fringe. Should continue. Funny thing how you note two in the Democrat party, where the Republican's have a many more members trying to put a check on their party's efforts. . Democrats: two outliers seeking to maximize their advanta...

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by Tugger
Fri Jan 06, 2023 9:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote
Replies: 276
Views: 13201

Re: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote

[...] - it isn't about achieving anything, i[...] In many ways for MAGA's it is about "unachieving". Which again goes back to being against government in general . To me it often appears they would prefer a dog-eat-dog every person for themselves ideal for the citizens of the USA. Tugg

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by Tugger
Fri Jan 06, 2023 4:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote
Replies: 276
Views: 13201

Re: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote

Revelation wrote:
[...] anti-government inclinations [...]

I think that may be the core of the problem.

Tugg

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by Tugger
Fri Jan 06, 2023 12:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cheques/checks - do they still exist where you are? If so, how widely are they used?
Replies: 82
Views: 2536

Re: Cheques/checks - do they still exist where you are? If so, how widely are they used?

One thing that very much drives me to use a check versus pay a bill credit card, is that you don't have to then pay the CC transaction fee which is nominally something around 3%. And if you are using a credit/debit card and think you aren't paying that fee, know you already are but it is buried in ...

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by Tugger
Thu Jan 05, 2023 9:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote
Replies: 276
Views: 13201

Re: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote

How can anybody take the Republican party seriously? Serious enough to govern a country, when they clearly cannot govern themselves? This does clearly point the finger at the Republican party as the primary cause of the issues and failures in legislating lately. Of course, as some of the recent pos...

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by Tugger
Thu Jan 05, 2023 9:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cheques/checks - do they still exist where you are? If so, how widely are they used?
Replies: 82
Views: 2536

Re: Cheques/checks - do they still exist where you are? If so, how widely are they used?

My 85-year-old mom here in the US still uses checks to pay her rent and one other bill. Everything else like her mobile phone bill is paid by credit card. Her previous landlord only took checks and while the new one uses an app to pay by credit card as a payment option, she continues to use checks....

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by Tugger
Thu Jan 05, 2023 9:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 4 College students murdered
Replies: 89
Views: 5737

Re: 4 College students murdered

Unfreakingbelievable https://www.foxnews.com/us/idaho-murder-victims-roommate-heard-crying-saw-man-mask-night-killings-court-docs?intcmp=tw_fnc Why didn't they say this in the beginning!? Because if you’re running a competent investigation, you stay quiet until the perpetrator is in custody, unless...

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by Tugger
Thu Jan 05, 2023 5:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote
Replies: 276
Views: 13201

Re: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote

Again, why do we give these clowns money and power? Idiots all. You get the politicians you vote for. I don’t vote, it only encourages the bar stewards. Wow... I actually respect you and many of the posts you make, but this... this i do not respect. Not that you should care about some anonymous int...

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by Tugger
Wed Jan 04, 2023 6:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chinese fighter jet flies 20 feet from US military plane
Replies: 13
Views: 2604

Re: Chinese fighter jet flies 20 feet from US military plane

In cases like this, propaganda & missing context filters should switch on automatically. Also if it's our guys. And this is you meaning what exactly? (I get the "don't believe the lies the tell you" aspect but we are just seeing actual video, from both parties, and being allowed to es...

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by Tugger
Wed Jan 04, 2023 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote
Replies: 276
Views: 13201

Re: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote

Also in the 4th attempt, the vote was exactly the same as in the 3rd ballot, the same 20 people voting against McCarthy. Hard to see what the path forward is for the GOP. Even if McCarthy withdraws, it's not clear that there is any other GOP candidate that could win. Quite the mess. Those 20 want c...

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by Tugger
Wed Jan 04, 2023 2:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cheques/checks - do they still exist where you are? If so, how widely are they used?
Replies: 82
Views: 2536

Re: Cheques/checks - do they still exist where you are? If so, how widely are they used?

By the way, I will point out that while people claim "cashless society" that is not correct. Atone point checks were thought of as "cashless" as they replaced government issues notes. Nowadays the "cash" is still there, whether transacted with credit/debit cards or anot...

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by Tugger
Wed Jan 04, 2023 5:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cheques/checks - do they still exist where you are? If so, how widely are they used?
Replies: 82
Views: 2536

Re: Cheques/checks - do they still exist where you are? If so, how widely are they used?

Cash, hard currency can never be removed from the financial system. Just like the post office is for communication and trade, cash is the ultimate form of monetary transaction between parties. Tugg I would never say never. While I find it prudent to keep a small amount of cash on hand in case elect...

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by Tugger
Wed Jan 04, 2023 4:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cheques/checks - do they still exist where you are? If so, how widely are they used?
Replies: 82
Views: 2536

Re: Cheques/checks - do they still exist where you are? If so, how widely are they used?

Cash, hard currency can never be removed from the financial system. Just like the post office is for communication and trade, cash is the ultimate form of monetary transaction between parties.

Tugg

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by Tugger
Wed Jan 04, 2023 3:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote
Replies: 276
Views: 13201

Re: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote

Out of desperation, do you think there's a way for McCarthy to shift to the middle and start talking to Moderate Democrats in the house? Only the Senate has members that would do this. House forget it. The problem for Kevin, is that he sold out the middle to appease the seditionist liars that were ...

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by Tugger
Tue Jan 03, 2023 6:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cheques/checks - do they still exist where you are? If so, how widely are they used?
Replies: 82
Views: 2536

Re: Cheques/checks - do they still exist where you are? If so, how widely are they used?

Use them occasionally only but never want to not be available to use. Convenience-wise cash and checks may be seen as obsolete but they never will be really. Convenience aside, there ALWAYS needs to be a paper option available, no matter how far into the future we go. We are still humans, not AI, we...

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by Tugger
Mon Jan 02, 2023 9:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrants dropped off at VP Residence Xmas Eve
Replies: 74
Views: 3995

Re: Migrants dropped off at VP Residence Xmas Eve

https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/stats/sout ... encounters

And that’s just the ones we know about, it’s probably double that, at least.

And that is backed up by what? Or is it just fear-mongering to stir like-minded fearful people up?

Tugg
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ItnStln wrote:
GalaxyFlyer wrote:

And that’s just the ones we know about, it’s probably double that, at least.

And that is backed up by what? Or is it just fear-mongering to stir like-minded fearful people up?

Tugg

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by Tugger
Mon Jan 02, 2023 5:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nearly half of Brits say Prince Harry should lose his title, survey suggests
Replies: 151
Views: 6468

Re: Nearly half of Brits say Prince Harry should lose his title, survey suggests

https://au.yahoo.com/news/nearly-half-brits-prince-harry-140055408.html I used to have a lot of respect for Harry being an ex serviceman myself. But I feel if they wanted to leave what he calls the “firm” and wants to make his money dishing the dirt then yes I agree all titles should be removed Wha...

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by Tugger
Fri Dec 30, 2022 9:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 4 College students murdered
Replies: 89
Views: 5737

Re: 4 College students murdered

An arrest has been made in the murder of the four Idaho students. https://abcnews.go.com/US/idaho-murders-police-hold-news-conference-friday-afternoon/story?id=95976902 Too bad Idaho does not have a death penalty, Id say "fry him". If anyone deserves the electric chair, he does! Going to ...

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by Tugger
Fri Dec 23, 2022 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republican's and mail-in ballots
Replies: 40
Views: 2434

Re: Republican's and mail-in ballots

There should be an online option to vote. That is one thing I hope NEVER happens. Sadly I won't be surprised if it is someday but that open the door to the capability for mass fraud events. It is very hard to be fraudulent right now (much to the chagrin of "stop the steal" believers). Bal...

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by Tugger
Thu Dec 22, 2022 6:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Arianespace News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 67
Views: 19443

Re: Arianespace News and Discussion Thread

Surprised this has not been noted. The Vega-C launch this week ended in failure when the second stage did not perform as intended. https://www.space.com/arianespace-vega-c-launch-failure-december-2022 I am sure the Arianespace team is working hard to find out what happened. Not a very good way to sp...

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by Tugger
Thu Dec 15, 2022 3:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Snowplow naming
Replies: 16
Views: 922

Re: Snowplow naming

Sir Scrapesalot
Ain't snow stoppin' us now

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by Tugger
Thu Dec 15, 2022 3:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Bans Tobacco Sales for People Born After 2008
Replies: 87
Views: 3571

Re: New Zealand Bans Tobacco Sales for People Born After 2008

You're missing the point about criminalization of adult behavior. However you did include hyoerbole in attempting to make your point. (Which was also lost on me too.) Tugg There was no hyperbole in my comment, but I'm not surprised it was lost on you. Well of course I'm not as bright as you of cour...

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by Tugger
Thu Dec 15, 2022 5:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Bans Tobacco Sales for People Born After 2008
Replies: 87
Views: 3571

Re: New Zealand Bans Tobacco Sales for People Born After 2008

N1120A wrote:
You're missing the point about criminalization of adult behavior.

However you did include hyoerbole in attempting to make your point. (Which was also lost on me too.)

Tugg

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by Tugger
Thu Dec 15, 2022 5:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 734
Views: 44308

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

Your position implies business owners don’t have a right to have political opinions. That’s absurd. Also you have no 1A right to tweet - the company owns all the hardware and proprietary systems that host the content you post for free. S230 allows website owners to curate self-published content as ...

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by Tugger
Wed Dec 14, 2022 8:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 734
Views: 44308

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

Wait, you consider a police man (figuratively speaking in this case) reacting to a request when something wrong is happening to be "carrying their water"? Seriously? If I were you at least, I would ignore flame-baiting articles. And saying that, why aren't you understanding that and in fa...

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by Tugger
Wed Dec 14, 2022 8:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Bans Tobacco Sales for People Born After 2008
Replies: 87
Views: 3571

Re: New Zealand Bans Tobacco Sales for People Born After 2008

NZ is an Island far from anywhere else, with pretty effective border control, smuggling cigarettes isn’t going to be all that easy, to make smuggling worth while you’re you would need to smuggle tens of thousands of them, NZ is not like most other countries where you can simply drive a truck over t...

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by Tugger
Wed Dec 14, 2022 8:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 734
Views: 44308

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

So who is to blame for Twitter carrying Michelle Obama and the Dems water? Deleting tweets and banning users at their say so? Really? Or are you just going to ignore it? Wait, you consider a police man (figuratively speaking in this case) reacting to a request when something wrong is happening to b...

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by Tugger
Wed Dec 14, 2022 3:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 734
Views: 44308

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

The free speech absolutist twit is at it again! The account @elonjet has been suspended today with a message on its profile saying: "Twitter suspends accounts that violate the Twitter Rules." Jack Sweeney, owner of the jet tracking account, confirmed this on Twitter, posting a picture show...

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by Tugger
Tue Dec 13, 2022 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any ‘CHIPS’ fans here ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1534

Re: Any ‘CHIPS’ fans here ?

Oh great, thanks. Now I have that syth-intro stuck in my head! https://i.makeagif.com/media/1-24-2019/Y8vtMT.gif Enjoyed all the old late 70's into early 80's TV shows, though watching them now can be so painful! Campy with bad story lines and stunts or effects that are bad too (scifi of the time is...

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by Tugger
Tue Dec 13, 2022 5:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-21 Rolling out on Dec.2
Replies: 64
Views: 13991

Re: B-21 Rolling out on Dec.2

Question for the group: without seeing the rear view, and based on only the renderings, do we expect the rear of the B-21 to have the W planform, or will it be more straightforward with a flat triangular shape overall? That is the question everyone is asking, but the shadows on the floor of the han...

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