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by EstherLouise
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 302
Views: 17993

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

I like how Biden ripped Trump a new asshole this afternoon.

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by EstherLouise
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Pan Am's A310-200s
Replies: 77
Views: 10239

Re: Question about Pan Am's A310-200s

I flew DTW-LHR on N103PA in April 1988.

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by EstherLouise
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years on airliners.net
Replies: 36
Views: 1872

Re: 20 years on airliners.net

Here's a golden calf.

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by EstherLouise
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why don't more corporations support Single Payer in the US
Replies: 55
Views: 2656

Re: Why don't more corporations support Single Payer in the US

The primary reason a lot of Americans are against Medicare For All or primary provider is due to a simple fear of the unknown. They know their private insurance sucks, but are afraid anything else would be worse. And if you try to talk sense to them, they clam up and/or defend their crappy private i...

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by EstherLouise
Sun May 31, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s the last big purchase you made?
Replies: 115
Views: 5724

Re: What’s the last big purchase you made?

In May 2019, I leased a 2019 Ford Escape Titanium AWD. It's called the Kuga in some parts of the world. I've purchased five new Ford cars since 1988 and this is the first one I've leased. As a retiree, I simply have no desire or need to own a car outright anymore. I leased this Escape for $400 a mon...

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by EstherLouise
Sun May 31, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33859

Re: Another day another police killing

I live 20 miles from downtown Minneapolis and have done so for my whole life. I just spent 30 minutes reading every post and reply in this thread trying to see if anyone else picked up on something I did. There were four officers involved in the takedown of Floyd. What I saw was one officer who took...

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by EstherLouise
Sun May 31, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Sudan as a Tourist Destination
Replies: 33
Views: 1582

Re: Possibility of Sudan as a Tourist Destination

Civil war. Political crazies. Dictatorship. Yeah... But, no. I'll happily spend my US dollars in a place where I don't have to worry that any given five minutes will be the last five minutes of my life.

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by EstherLouise
Sun May 31, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Outrage...
Replies: 53
Views: 3561

Re: Outrage...

Tugger wrote:
NIKV69 wrote:
A hard days work would be much more constructive.

Yes, so you are working right now?

Tugg


Sinking that tough 20 foot putt on the 5th, then, yes, he is working.

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by EstherLouise
Mon May 25, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 44% of Republicans believe in Bill Gates microchip vaccine conspiracy.
Replies: 44
Views: 2133

Re: 44% of Republicans believe in Bill Gates microchip vaccine conspiracy.

Injecting chips requires a 7 gauge needle. It's huge... About 2 mm in diameter. Vaccines require a 22 gauge needle. If the COVID-19 vaccine uses a tiny 22 gauge needle, you can be safe that there's no chip involved.

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by EstherLouise
Fri May 22, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are there still American cities with police foot patrols ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1032

Re: Are there still American cities with police foot patrols ?

Los Angeles Police Department still has an assignment code for foot patrol: FB. For example, a foot patrol beat officer on Venice Beach may have the radio call number of: 14 FB 3.

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by EstherLouise
Sat May 16, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What if more than one vaccine is proven to work?
Replies: 15
Views: 924

Re: What if more than one vaccine is proven to work?

Remember polio? Remember that two doctors came up with different vaccines that worked within a short period of time? Remember the names Dr. Sabin and Dr. Sauk?

I don't feel like typing a two page reply about their discoveries and how the world adopted them. You can research it just as good as me.

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by EstherLouise
Fri May 08, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should November US election be canceled?
Replies: 133
Views: 3595

Re: Should November election be canceled?

See the Carter/Baker Commission on Elections which stated “vote by mail” was an opening to fraud. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commission_on_Federal_Election_Reform I think the Republicans fear vote by mail because they cannot control the vote by closing voting places, moving them and all out supp...

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by EstherLouise
Fri May 08, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 23701

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - May 2020

https://www.sciencealert.com/llama-bloo ... infections
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Are you ready for a vaccine? This is intriguing. Llama antibodies kill COVID-19.

https://www.sciencealert.com/llama-bloo ... infections

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by EstherLouise
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Quarantine — How are you keeping sane?
Replies: 59
Views: 2860

Re: Quarantine — How are you keeping sane?

I had COVID-19 in December/January. I banking on the antibodies giving me immunity. I go out two or three times a day to a small convenience store to bullshit and get fountain pop. I also visit my pharmacy once a day to bullshit with the staff.

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by EstherLouise
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stupid things observed during COVID
Replies: 421
Views: 22675

Re: Stupid things observed during COVID

Went to a local grocery store for the first time in a couple of weeks. Some customers wearing masks. I was there five minutes and saw: A) A woman remove her mask to cough. B) A woman remove her mask to sneeze. C) A woman remove her mask to smell cantaloupe. As a former nurse, I just shook my head.

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by EstherLouise
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID19 world, home delivery, pickup, in-store experiences
Replies: 39
Views: 1972

Re: COVID19 world, home delivery, pickup, in-store experiences

Scored at Walmart in western Wisconsin.

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by EstherLouise
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Poll Americans turning against trump
Replies: 55
Views: 2349

Re: Poll Americans turning against trump

Biden is ahead in the polls by roughly 8%. I find it amusing that the Trumpsters claim all polls are useless because of Trump winning despite Clinton showing a lead. The polls were right. A lot of Clinton fans simply chose not to vote.

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by EstherLouise
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Random Good music from Youtube
Replies: 49
Views: 2481

Re: Random Good music from Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_torOTK5qc
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Leonid & Friends. From Russia. They start their fourth US tour this summer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_torOTK5qc

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by EstherLouise
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 162069

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

New case in the USA in Wisconsin.

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by EstherLouise
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should the global currency switch from the USD to the GBP?
Replies: 41
Views: 1719

Re: Should the global currency switch from the USD to the GBP?

I remember when a pound bought over $3. Now, a pound will buy you $1.30. Hmmm....

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by EstherLouise
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No more Valentine's Day?
Replies: 35
Views: 1201

Re: No more Valentine's Day?

I gotta change my reading glasses. Can't tell if it says Callboy or Caliboy. Anyway.... Valentine's Day is just made up.

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by EstherLouise
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Fox News-Republican party connection is confirmed
Replies: 129
Views: 3478

Re: The Fox News-Republican party connection is confirmed

I find it absolutely amazing that people who only watch Fox News think that Trump getting a 95% approval rating in the GOP means that the 2020 election is a shoe-in. Idiots with no concept of statistical knowledge.

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by EstherLouise
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So why is Microsoft a cool company? And why will you never buy a Nissan?
Replies: 53
Views: 2161

Re: So why is Microsoft a cool company? And why will you never buy a Nissan?

Microsoft is cool in that I know where to buy authentic software without being ripped off by Nigerian or Chinese sellers peddling goods with fake license numbers. Even buying Microsoft goods from Amazon is a crapshoot.

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by EstherLouise
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you like or don’t like about the Trump Administration
Replies: 141
Views: 3806

Re: What do you like or don’t like about the Trump Administration

His and his administration's dishonesty and dirty tricks offset a good economy. I'd rather have an administration that follows the rules over a good economy. The sanctity of the American Constitution and law must be maintained over all else.

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by EstherLouise
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Trump To Reinforce Protections For Prayer In Schools
Replies: 21
Views: 1183

Re: Updated: Trump To Reinforce Protections For Prayer In Schools

I taught primary school in the UK in the 1980's. I was an American exchange teacher. Before going there, I spent a semester preparing to blend in as easy as possible to the British school system, which included curriculum studies, British history, educational law, and even learning language differen...

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by EstherLouise
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will normalcy ever return to US politics?
Replies: 38
Views: 1097

Re: Will normalcy ever return to US politics?

I worry about the Trumpsters who are convinced that a Deep State exists ever coming to terms with the fact that they were brainwashed.

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by EstherLouise
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is There a Market for a Plain, Ordinary Car?
Replies: 210
Views: 8100

Re: Is There a Market for a Plain, Ordinary Car?

I owned basic cars after I got my driving license: A 1974 Pinto with an auto gearbox and AM radio, and, a 1977 Pinto wagon with a 4-speed manual. I now have a Ford Escape Titanium with bells and whistles..... because I deserve it. I pay $410 a month lease on it.

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by EstherLouise
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Smoking Age Raised to 21 in the United States
Replies: 84
Views: 4111

Re: Smoking Age Raised to 21 in the United States

Especially since kids normally take up smoking as it's the 'cool' thing to do. Banning it makes it even cooler and desirable. Smoking is cool? I thought running your hand through a meat grinder was cool. I must have hung around with the wrong crowd. Smoking isn't cool. It makes you smell bad, chron...

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by EstherLouise
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fokker 100 Crashes in Kazakstan
Replies: 99
Views: 27305

Re: Fokker 100 Crashes in Kazakstan

Ice. Survivors reportedly evacuated via wing and most slipped and fell due to ice on the wing surface.

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by EstherLouise
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JCPenney busier than Macy's?
Replies: 15
Views: 989

Re: JCPenney busier than Macy's?

I don't think I've been to a shopping mall since 2009. In fact, I still have a hand-written $20 JCP gift certificate dating from 1996 in my dresser drawer. I wonder if it's any good.

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by EstherLouise
Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What kind of headphones do you use?
Replies: 33
Views: 1192

Re: What kind of headphones do you use?

There are two things that I refuse to invest more than $15 in: Sunglasses and headphones. Regarding the former, as long as they're wrap-around style and polarized, good enough. If I throw my bookbag on top of them and break them, no big deal. Just get another pair at Walmart. In regard to the latter...

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by EstherLouise
Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Impeachment Hearings
Replies: 743
Views: 28265

Re: The Impeachment Hearings

Clinton was very popular..the Criminal president is NOT! He will not like how this unfolds. Trump, the GOP, and his adamant followers claim that all of the polls are fake and flawed and they don't believe them. They seem to think that at least 70% of the voters are in their back pockets. Polls show...

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by EstherLouise
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump calls Canadian PM Trudeau “Two-Faced”
Replies: 36
Views: 1982

Re: Trump calls Canadian PM Trudeau “Two-Faced”

GWB plays tiddly winks.

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by EstherLouise
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: War On Christmas Cancelled?
Replies: 49
Views: 2604

Re: War On Christmas Cancelled?

Bill O'Reilly got kicked off the air. Speaking of which.... whatever happened to Greta VanCistern?

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by EstherLouise
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lexus December to Remember ads are back unfortunately
Replies: 20
Views: 815

Re: Lexus December to Remember ads are back unfortunately

I have never met anyone in my entire 60 years of life that gave a car as a Christmas gift. I'm a high school teacher in a well off area; I see it all the time. The teens aren't getting $70K cars, but less expensive cars as gifts is common. I was a high school student in a well off area too. I saw a...

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by EstherLouise
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country Enters Canada With MSP-YVR
Replies: 26
Views: 3707

Re: Sun Country Enters Canada With MSP-YVR

I'm still waiting for an SY FA to bring me my cheeseburger.

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by EstherLouise
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lexus December to Remember ads are back unfortunately
Replies: 20
Views: 815

Re: Lexus December to Remember ads are back unfortunately

And another thing.... Did you notice that only Fox News can group a Lexus ad, a Viagra ad, and a reverse home mortgage ad into a single break?

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by EstherLouise
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lexus December to Remember ads are back unfortunately
Replies: 20
Views: 815

Re: Lexus December to Remember ads are back unfortunately

I have never met anyone in my entire 60 years of life that gave a car as a Christmas gift. If someone can afford to drop $70,000 on a car as a gift, they don't need Christmas as an excuse to do so. Seems a little too Cardashian.

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by EstherLouise
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Traffic Congestion in Austin, Texas
Replies: 19
Views: 1342

Re: Traffic Congestion in Austin, Texas

Just got back from there. Been travelling there regularly for the past 20 years. Austin certainly isn't doing ANYTHING productive to improve their escalating traffic problems.

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by EstherLouise
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Federal rule on Hospital Pricing Structure
Replies: 59
Views: 2323

Re: New Federal rule on Hospital Pricing Structure

Just make insurance companies pay the Medicare rate for everything and pass the savings onto the policyholders. What? Too much too soon?

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by EstherLouise
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lone Star Brewery Fire
Replies: 5
Views: 487

Re: Lone Star Brewery Fire

I hear it's piss water beer.

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by EstherLouise
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Annoying Office Sounds
Replies: 42
Views: 1648

Re: Annoying Office Sounds

I hate the sound of people using paper clips to hold sheets of paper together.

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by EstherLouise
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you do for work?
Replies: 108
Views: 20172

Re: What do you do for work?

Retired/disabled healthcare professional. My shoulders are permanently messed up from lifting heavy patients for 40 years.

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by EstherLouise
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shepard Smith has stepped down from Fox News
Replies: 24
Views: 4366

Re: Shepard Smith has stepped down from Fox News

I would love AP News to start a cable news network with Shepard Smith as its cornerstone anchor.

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by EstherLouise
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country HQ Moves to MSP Campus
Replies: 5
Views: 1762

Re: Sun Country HQ Moves to MSP Campus

I hear they hired 5 short order cooks to make cheeseburgers to hand out on flights again and the lower part of the hangar is certified as a kitchen.

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by EstherLouise
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Repeatedly Pressed Ukraine’s President to Investigate Biden’s Son
Replies: 423
Views: 36627

Re: Trump Repeatedly Pressed Ukraine’s President to Investigate Biden’s Son

Did I just hear Trump PUBLICLY ask China to investigate his political rival? Good God. The man has no clue what is and isn't legal in US government. He thinks he's running a business.... not the Executive Branch.

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by EstherLouise
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Trump loses in 2020, will there be violence?
Replies: 153
Views: 26244

Re: If Trump loses in 2020, will there be violence?

I'm worried about the Trump's call for a civil war to be taken literally.

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by EstherLouise
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Trump loses in 2020, will there be violence?
Replies: 153
Views: 26244

Re: If Trump loses in 2020, will there be violence?

There is a movement in rural Oregon about "we will not comply" which is pro-gun legislation. These are the usual right wingers who want all guns, all the time with few restrictions. These are survivalists, anti minorities, people who want the white, English speaking Christian god everywhe...

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by EstherLouise
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Trump loses in 2020, will there be violence?
Replies: 153
Views: 26244

If Trump loses in 2020, will there be violence?

Entrenched Trump supporters make up about 35% of all voters. They swear that that figure is closer to 80%, which is not true. They are confident that Trump will skate into a second term. However, a recent poll showed that every Democratic candidate would beat Trump by at least 10% each. If Trump los...

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