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by CitizenJustin
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item
Replies: 283
Views: 10500

Re: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item

Many of you have created these very small, self-Imposed worlds that you refuse to leave. Broaden your horizons.

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by CitizenJustin
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most boring/ugly airline liveries in your opinion (including airlines of the past)
Replies: 36
Views: 1477

Re: Most boring/ugly airline liveries in your opinion (including airlines of the past)

I hate the old Delta livery from the L1011 days in particular and the old grey United livery just looked depressing. Delta’s current livery and the old United stripes livery were spot on though for me. The old AA livery was also very good, it had been around for so long that it was immediately clea...

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by CitizenJustin
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republicans No One Can Argue With
Replies: 76
Views: 3033

Re: Republicans No One Can Argue W

VTKillarney wrote:
Let’s be honest. 99.99% of the people here would have used any excuse to avoid being sent to Vietnam.



All hale, the king of right - wing excuses.

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by CitizenJustin
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republicans No One Can Argue With
Replies: 76
Views: 3033

Re: Republicans No One Can Argue With

mmo wrote:
Absolutely spot on. Too bad more people can't see through the BS the orange man spouts.


Especially since it’s crystal clear.

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by CitizenJustin
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump says he will not pay his respects to John Lewis in person.
Replies: 34
Views: 1786

Re: White House Occupant says he will not pay his respects to John Lewis in person.

I couldn’t agree more. We lost out big time with the chance to elect Hillary. We essentially shot ourselves In the foot and the country has sustained terrible damage to its institutions and social stability. Not only is she now irrelevant, she would also have made an awesome president. Hillary Clint...

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by CitizenJustin
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump says he will not pay his respects to John Lewis in person.
Replies: 34
Views: 1786

Re: White House Occupant says he will not pay his respects to John Lewis in person.

How many funerals has the evangelical messiah been uninvited from? Why would Trump pay respect? That would go against his white nationalist base's wishes. He must have the white nationalist base to win election. https://www.politico.com/news/2020/07/27/trumps-absence-at-john-lewis-services-once-aga...

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by CitizenJustin
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump says he will not pay his respects to John Lewis in person.
Replies: 34
Views: 1786

Re: White House Occupant says he will not pay his respects to John Lewis in person.

Another missed opportunity to take the high road and be better than Nancy Pelosi it's almost like this guy wants to lose. Well said and surprisingly candid. I am impressed. It's not hard to see even if you voted for him. One thing I have learned is CEOs can't act like CEOs and be politicians. It hu...

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by CitizenJustin
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kushner’s Politicide
Replies: 23
Views: 1330

Kushner’s Politicide

Demands for Kushner to Resign Over 'Staggering' Level of 'Depravity' That Put Politics Before Public Health. "Holy hell. Jared Kushner reportedly abandoned a national testing plan because it was *politically advantageous* to sit back and let blue states be eviscerated by the virus." *Polit...

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by CitizenJustin
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 432
Views: 23843

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

Yep, he's at it again with another 'cure' from a total quack; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrwOvap7uLo With a bit of luck (from my point of view) Trump will bury his chances of re-election by pumping out propaganda that results in a runaway increase in infections and deaths in the remaining week...

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by CitizenJustin
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 180
Views: 22174

Re: Revisiting MH370

The simplest explanation is usually the CORRECT explanation. The conspiracy theories are nothing more than a very sad sign of the times we’re living in.

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by CitizenJustin
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Frankfurt airport: what happened to it on Google Maps?
Replies: 38
Views: 5654

Re: Frankfurt airport: what happened to it on Google Maps?

This is no good. I love aerial views of airports on google earth. I’d like the planes to remain.

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by CitizenJustin
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox News, and especially Hannity, getting people dead...
Replies: 64
Views: 4276

Re: Fox News, and especially Hannity, getting people dead...

No coincidence that Bolsonaro, Brazil’s version of Trump has also led his nation into catastrophe. Bolsonaro now has Covid19, so we’ll see if he changes his tune. The pathetic macho attitude he has probably won’t allow this though. He’s probably said the dumbest things I’ve ever heard in my entire l...

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by CitizenJustin
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS unanimous: electors must vote how states want them to
Replies: 56
Views: 2364

Re: SCOTUS unanimous: electors must vote how states want them to

I am a strong believer that the EC should be killed. If the Founding Fathers were told that an orange freak would loose the election be around 3,000,000 votes and still named President they would all gag at the thought - and jerked the EC out of the Constitution before the ink was dry. Obviously Tr...

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by CitizenJustin
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mayor of Seoul Found Dead
Replies: 14
Views: 650

Re: Mayor of Seoul Found Dead

He had been touted as a possible candidate for Korea's Presidency, but his secretary had recently filed a sexual harassment complaint against him. One might be reminded of the importance of "face" in many Asian cultures. https://www.ft.com/content/9ba80516-439e-4981-ade4-4b5f55b3d977 How ...

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by CitizenJustin
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 492
Views: 32825

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

It almost looks to me like Trump is deliberately trying to lose the election. There is no one in his right mind who was serious about getting reelected that would run this country the way he does. It almost looks to me like Trump is trying to turn the entire country against him so that he can lose ...

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by CitizenJustin
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 432
Views: 23843

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

I was talking to a friend in Cali Columbia, and he's and his friends are convinced that COVID-19 is a hoax. I know this man for three years, and while he can be a drama queen, i thought he was intelligent enough until he told me this. He says it's just people nerves and fear reacting. even when I t...

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by CitizenJustin
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 432
Views: 23843

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

I was talking to a friend in Cali Columbia, and he's and his friends are convinced that COVID-19 is a hoax. I know this man for three years, and while he can be a drama queen, i thought he was intelligent enough until he told me this. He says it's just people nerves and fear reacting. even when I t...

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by CitizenJustin
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kentucky cuts number of polling stations by 95 percent ahead of primary voting
Replies: 66
Views: 2941

Kentucky cuts number of polling stations by 95 percent ahead of primary voting

The right isn’t even trying to hide it anymore. Jefferson county has a population of 600,000 people and will have just one polling station. Jefferson country is where the majority of black votes come from. This is blatant voter suppression. If there’s ever a good time to be outraged, this is it. htt...

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by CitizenJustin
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis To Disband Police
Replies: 174
Views: 6648

Re: Minneapolis To Disband Police

Pyrex wrote:
I for one look forward to seeing Mineappolis transform itself into Little Mogadishu.


Why? Do you think all law enforcement is being purged from the city? That’s not what’s being done here.

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by CitizenJustin
Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gen. Mattis Says POTUS is ‘Making a Mockery of the Constitution’
Replies: 75
Views: 3810

Re: Gen. Mattis Says POTUS is ‘Making a Mockery of the Constitution’

whats devisive about that? I didn´t say they all are, just that they are part of Trumps base, which just happens to be a fact. If you can't see that is devisive rhetoric, I can't help you. I'm sure the majority of the antifa terrorists voted for Obama, so what's your point. While I agree with Matti...

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by CitizenJustin
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gen. Mattis Says POTUS is ‘Making a Mockery of the Constitution’
Replies: 75
Views: 3810

Re: Gen. Mattis Says POTUS is ‘Making a Mockery of the Constitution’

For an opposing opinion, there’s SWP https://streetwiseprofessor.com/yet-another-thing-consigned-to-the-flames-of-the-riots-the-reputation-of-james-mattis/ Let me think... whom should I believe? 1 . General James Mattis : 44 years in the Marine Corps; Commander of U.S.forces in the Persian Gulf War...

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by CitizenJustin
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is there so much economic hardship in the US when welfare seems to be strong?
Replies: 45
Views: 2463

Re: Why is there so much economic hardship in the US when welfare seems to be strong?

Well, when 1% of the population owns 90% of the wealth, that may have something to do with it. Healthcare, including medicines are very expensive even if you have health insurance in the US...most plans are now high deductible plans to boot. The US's "safety net" is a pittance...it may pu...

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by CitizenJustin
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump retweets: 'The only good Democrat is a dead Democrat'
Replies: 25
Views: 1732

Re: Trump retweets: 'The only good Democrat is a dead Democrat'

I greatly value many of your opinions, so I have a question. Does this scare any of you, or do you just consider Trump and the current GOP a fleeting annoyance? I’ll be honest here. What’s happening in this country truly scares me at times and gives me an uneasy and anxious feeling. IDK if I’m being...

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by CitizenJustin
Sun May 31, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34291

Re: Another day another police killing

The white people criticizing the protests have no business telling a minority how to feel and react towards constant abuse. They have no idea what it’s like to be in a black man’s shoes and know nothing of the daily struggles the black community faces. I’m half black and have cousins and uncles who’...

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by CitizenJustin
Fri May 15, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 23908

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020

I really do think it depends how the bodies are piling up that makes the difference. As heartless as this sounds people get sick and die all the time and that is the reality of life, something is going to get all of us one day and that is a fact. We as society tolerate human lives being lost with d...

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by CitizenJustin
Fri May 15, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China Bans Construction of Skyscrapers Over Certain Height
Replies: 39
Views: 2208

Re: China Bans Construction of Skyscrapers Over Certain Height

Cities with height restrictions in place many decades ago have relatively flat and short skylines compared cities without. The definition of what’s tall changes as technology progresses. It’s crazy to think the supertalls in China could be dwarfed in next 100 years or so because of the height restr...

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by CitizenJustin
Fri May 15, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China Bans Construction of Skyscrapers Over Certain Height
Replies: 39
Views: 2208

Re: China Bans Construction of Skyscrapers Over Certain Height

Cities with height restrictions in place many decades ago have relatively flat and short skylines now compared to cities without. The definition of what’s tall changes as technology progresses. It’s crazy to think the supertalls in China could be dwarfed in the next 100 years or so because of the he...

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by CitizenJustin
Fri May 15, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Will Have 7,000 Extra Pilots in Fall
Replies: 176
Views: 23753

Re: DL Will Have 7,000 Extra Pilots in Fall

It's pretty amazing how the world has gone from a shortage of pilots to a (presumed) surplus of pilots in a matter of months. It's been said before, but I'll say it again: the volatility in the airline business is crazy! Add to that the capital intensive nature of the business and it's hard to beli...

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by CitizenJustin
Fri May 15, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 747
Views: 117462

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

That's excellent news. 777s are too noisy and too thirsty. One day, when everything is so quiet that you can hear the hair in your ears grow, you'll be missing the "noisy" airplanes. What real aviation geek complains about the 777 sound or just the 777 in general? I don’t think I’ve ever ...

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by CitizenJustin
Tue May 05, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Three Russian doctors mysteriously fall from hospital windows
Replies: 29
Views: 1528

Three Russian doctors mysteriously fall from hospital windows

Mysteriously is a good word, but I think we know the real story here. All three doctors criticized the Russian government and their response to Covid19. One doctor fell just shortly after making a video recanting his accusations and saying he was stressed. Does Putin think the world is stupid, or do...

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by CitizenJustin
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One America News
Replies: 29
Views: 1449

Re: One America News

They declared Roy Moore the winner of the Alabama Senate race on election night before the results came in even though he lost later because they were so sure a D would not win in AL and had access to "unofficial data". Even Fox News watchers call them fake news, and their main reporter i...

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by CitizenJustin
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Navy may reinstate fired Captain of Navy Carrier
Replies: 126
Views: 6339

Re: LISTEN-Sailors Yell Profanities At Trump’s Acting Navy Secretary As He Slammed Fired Captain: “He Was Trying To Help

He reportedly spends at least that long solely on hair, not getting ready in general. He’s a validation hound. https://www.playboy.com/articles/donald-trump-interview I agree. I’m just saying that a man can take pride or spend time on their appearance and still be secure. Trump is obviously highly ...

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by CitizenJustin
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Locust Swarms in East Africa
Replies: 15
Views: 989

Re: Locust Swarms in East Africa

One of my friends told me about this a few weeks ago and he felt like this was a bigger deal than covid19. He believes we are living in end times and that this is the start. He’s going to be sorely disappointed if he dies of old age. I almost think these people want the end to come. I tell him that...

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by CitizenJustin
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stupid things observed during COVID
Replies: 421
Views: 22868

Re: Stupid things observed during COVID

I haven't seen it, but I think it deserves a gold medal: https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/04/03/orthodox-motorcade-in-moscow-wards-off-virus-with-holy-icon-and-prayers-a69870 It doesn't seem to have worked for il papa in Italy. :duck: I read recently (sorry, can't find the link anymore) that the...

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by CitizenJustin
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?
Replies: 145
Views: 6040

Re: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?

One observation I've noted is that kids affected by this is planting a seed in their young minds to 'stay away from people'. I saw a woman walk into the middle of Wilshire blvd to get like 50' feet from an approaching Asian couple. Humans, we are made with stupidity laced into our DNA, well since w...

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by CitizenJustin
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Locust Swarms in East Africa
Replies: 15
Views: 989

Re: Locust Swarms in East Africa

One of my friends told me about this a few weeks ago and he felt like this was a bigger deal than covid19. He believes we are living in end times and that this is the start. He’s going to be sorely disappointed if he dies of old age. I almost think these people want the end to come. How many end ti...

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by CitizenJustin
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66551

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

The Body of evidence doesn't really seem to support that claim, and simple cloth masks.may even increase the chance of infection: https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/04/should-you-wear-a-face-mask-heres-all-the-data-we-have/ Best regards Thomas This is like saying because someone cannot tie shoe l...

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by CitizenJustin
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Navy may reinstate fired Captain of Navy Carrier
Replies: 126
Views: 6339

Re: LISTEN-Sailors Yell Profanities At Trump’s Acting Navy Secretary As He Slammed Fired Captain: “He Was Trying To Help

He is far more effeminate than he could ever admit. No man secure with himself spends an hour blow-drying and setting their hair or whatever was reported for his coiffing routine. Or tapes their necktie together. Or uses an umbrella in a light sprinkle. Or whines incessantly over petty details when...

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by CitizenJustin
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Locust Swarms in East Africa
Replies: 15
Views: 989

Re: Locust Swarms in East Africa

afcjets wrote:
One of my friends told me about this a few weeks ago and he felt like this was a bigger deal than covid19. He believes we are living in end times and that this is the start.


He’s going to be sorely disappointed if he dies of old age. I almost think these people want the end to come.

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by CitizenJustin
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Navy may reinstate fired Captain of Navy Carrier
Replies: 126
Views: 6339

Re: LISTEN-Sailors Yell Profanities At Trump’s Acting Navy Secretary As He Slammed Fired Captain: “He Was Trying To Help

Musings of a weak and insecure man desperate to be seen as tough at any cost. $100 says he was never even in a scrap in boys' school or college. Oh, I'd bet my life on that...that's how certain I am he is the coward's coward. He displays all the calling card of a true chicken shit... Trump says rel...

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by CitizenJustin
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One America News
Replies: 29
Views: 1449

Re: One America News

They declared Roy Moore the winner of the Alabama Senate race on election night before the results came in even though he lost later because they were so sure a D would not win in AL and had access to "unofficial data". Even Fox News watchers call them fake news, and their main reporter i...

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by CitizenJustin
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is the developed western world paying the price for arrogance?
Replies: 71
Views: 2807

Re: Is the developed western world paying the price for arrogance?

I am an observer of evolutionary ethics. Our successes of the last 500 years are utterly astounding - science, culture, infrastructure. But we do it all with a very much of a kludge of a brain. I think the problems we face are inevitable. One of my not quite jokes: Republicans only think about the ...

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by CitizenJustin
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war
Replies: 95
Views: 4011

Re: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war

:checkmark: Especially as some who enjoy all the liberties of a liberal democracy and yet decided to support authoritarian regimes. Precisely my friend. I don’t think these people truly understand that they’re playing with fire. It’s unfortunate that the last remaining survivors of the concentratio...

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by CitizenJustin
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you believe is NOT a conspiracy?
Replies: 111
Views: 5062

Re: What do you believe is NOT a conspiracy?

Nah... just find a good physics book more appealing than most television shows ;) And plenty of universities put lectures on youtube as well. Ah.. an animal (= eukaryotes, mobile, sexual reproduction, blastula during empryo phase, and whatever I am forgetting), and that was new. The assumption was ...

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by CitizenJustin
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war
Replies: 95
Views: 4011

Re: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war

Rewriting history again, are we? It was an uprise of the Syrians requesting a bit more freedom, the Assad regime decided to give a reply in bullets. So you agree that the Assad regime should answer for this and other crimes against humanity in the International Court of Justice. I didn't think you ...

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by CitizenJustin
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In the meantime.
Replies: 6
Views: 468

Re: In the meantime.

I’m not stuck at home, yet. It’s coming though. The city is shutting down pretty quickly. I suspect I’ll watch a lot of doomsday, apocalyptic, outbreak and zombie type films. Such an appropriate time. Maybe I’ll even learn some survival skills.

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by CitizenJustin
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163011

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

I'm currently parked in the parking lot of a Lidl supermarket in Western Europe. The supermarket opened at 08:30am and there were about 50 people packed together at the entrance when the store opened. Soon after the store opened, the crowd became larger and I went there to ask them if they were all...

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by CitizenJustin
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163011

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Using toilet paper is disgusting. How on earth does smearing shit around your butthole constitute cleaning yourself? For the love of God, just go and use a bidet/shower and clean yourself that way. Way more hygienic, and doesn't require you to look like a twat running around the grocery store like ...

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by CitizenJustin
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163011

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

readytotaxi wrote:
The Theme Parks in Florida are shutting, a bit late I think.


Interesting to note that Disney World has only closed twice in its entire history. Once following the assassination of JFK and the day after 9/11.

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by CitizenJustin
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163011

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

I think right now is a bunch of overreacting. With the sports leagues canceling/postponing, gatherings being curtailed, there’s nothing to do. They’re basically telling us we have to remain home — which is not an option for me since I hate being in my house. When you look at the global population v...

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