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by trpmb6
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should dueling make a comeback?
Replies: 29
Views: 664

Re: Should dueling make a comeback?

Thus we come to the basic flaw in dueling to settle matters of honor: The outcome of the duel is in no way affected by who's right, the outcome is only determined by who is better with a weapon. Well, to be fair, there was an element of "luck" when it came to flint lock pistol duels. They...

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by trpmb6
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are you in the middle class?
Replies: 25
Views: 592

Re: Are you in the middle class?

So I was certainly not expecting to be categorized as upper tier, so that is interesting. I think that's why this exercise is important for many people to do. If you look through a lot of these posts, a lot of people apparently feel the same way. What I'm trying to decide is if that is a good or ba...

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by trpmb6
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should dueling make a comeback?
Replies: 29
Views: 664

Re: Should dueling make a comeback?

Why do it with pistols, swords is the only way to go. And televised when there’s a celebrity or politician involved. OOO wait! Let's expand upon this. I think they should have to forge their own weapons first. It would be like the show Forged in Fire. Weapon type will be randomly selected at the be...

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by trpmb6
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Berlin wall vs Trump's wall
Replies: 24
Views: 746

Re: Berlin wall vs Trump's wall

Well wasn't there a post about us funding the building of a southern wall on Mexico's border? :hyper: :duck:

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by trpmb6
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American Football
Replies: 17
Views: 634

Re: American Football

2122M wrote:
trpmb6 wrote:
always been a chiefs fan.


This explains so much of my natural hatred/respect for you.

GO BRONCOS!


:rotfl:

I did lose a lot of money in vegas thanks your ponies in super bowl 48... Stupid sea chickens. :banghead:

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by trpmb6
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Generally, the correct yogurt is...
Replies: 22
Views: 463

Re: Generally, the correct yogurt is...

VSMUT wrote:
brown rain (for me at least).


Welp that's a visual I won't be able to shake for the rest of the day... :hot:

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by trpmb6
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct self-contained ST TNG episode
Replies: 11
Views: 244

Re: The correct self-contained ST TNG episode

Yesterday's Enterprise gets my vote as well. It's one of my favorite interpretations of time travel and the butterfly effect, and overlaying of time. (Instead of each decision creating an alternate timeline there exists only one timeline and changing something in the past instantaneously changes eve...

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by trpmb6
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Poor Americans, huge problem for Wendy's, McDonalds
Replies: 53
Views: 2119

Re: Poor Americans, huge problem for Wendy's, McDonalds

Went to Five guys today for lunch. it was 5 dollars more expensive than Mcdonalds here. Though the food was slightly better. But not 5 dollars better. Service was better though. I actually tipped them. Which I guess adds another dollar to the more expensive part.

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by trpmb6
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American Football
Replies: 17
Views: 634

Re: American Football

Browns couch says he is not certain Mayfield will start week 4.

This was right before the GM came in and told him he will be looking for a new job week 5 if he doesn't start mayfield week 4.

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by trpmb6
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct Oktoberfest Beer is...
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: The Correct Oktoberfest Beer is...

Will definitely be looking for them next time I stop in the aforementioned shop. They won't have it. Those are only brewed for and sold at the Oktoberfest. Best regards Thomas Ah, so the ones I have had are likely just americanized. A pity. Fairly certain the Paulaner I had was the Oktoberfest Marz...

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by trpmb6
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct Oktoberfest Beer is...
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: The Correct Oktoberfest Beer is...

I assume you're not talking about actual German beers? Back in my drinking days, I had a great fondness for Sam Adams Octoberfest. On the contrary, I'm quite interested in what the world has to offer. We have a shop in town that acquires many international beers and if they don't have it they can a...

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by trpmb6
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American Football
Replies: 17
Views: 634

Re: American Football

give way to something like a Jags, Rams and (God forbid) Chiefs era. 100% with you on that. Especially the chiefs part! Even though I grew up in St. Louis watching the greatest show on Turf, I was never really a Ram fan, always been a chiefs fan. Did have breakfast with Tory Holt on occasion when h...

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by trpmb6
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct Oktoberfest Beer is...
Replies: 7
Views: 176

The Correct Oktoberfest Beer is...

I've enjoyed a couple of the Oktoberfest style beers the local breweries have put together, and most of those are quite good.

But of the nationally recognized brands, the Goose Island Oktoberfest I had last night is probably at the top right now. It certainly did not disappoint.

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by trpmb6
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should dueling make a comeback?
Replies: 29
Views: 664

Re: Should dueling make a comeback?

Thus we come to the basic flaw in dueling to settle matters of honor: The outcome of the duel is in no way affected by who's right, the outcome is only determined by who is better with a weapon. Well, to be fair, there was an element of "luck" when it came to flint lock pistol duels. They...

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by trpmb6
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Generally, the correct yogurt is...
Replies: 22
Views: 463

Re: Generally, the correct yogurt is...

My kids really enjoy the Plain yogurt at Old Chicago that comes with strawberries. That and watching tarzan on the tablet with the other kids kept them busy last night while us older kids enjoyed a couple of nice oktoberfest beers. Which is, by the way the correct beer to drink this time of year.

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by trpmb6
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are you in the middle class?
Replies: 25
Views: 592

Re: Are you in the middle class?

The average middle class income for the US is waaaaay above the average middle class income in my country. But the cost of living is also veeeery different. Rgds. G. I think it is fair to assume that you can scale incomes for where you live based on cost of living adjustments. Even within the US I ...

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by trpmb6
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American Football
Replies: 17
Views: 634

Re: American Football

I may have to revise my prediction.

Baker Mayfield is here to save the Browns and all of Football.

Browns over Rams!

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by trpmb6
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct justice is
Replies: 23
Views: 452

Re: The correct justice is

The correct justice is that this thread ended up in the form that it did instead of derailing elsewhere way to go A.net!

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by trpmb6
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American Football
Replies: 17
Views: 634

Re: American Football

Fitzpatrick is this era Steve DeBerg. Played for a number of teams, but just can't win. Trpmb6 your prediction must be in error, because in #1 the the poster stated that according the sports radio all the west coast teams are out. :white: Guess that the talk jockeys didn't realize the Rams are back...

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by trpmb6
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are you in the middle class?
Replies: 25
Views: 592

Re: Are you in the middle class?

So I checked my father's income from right when I was about to leave for college. Sure enough, we were middle class then. A good exercise in humbling and re-basing oneself. Edit: and actually.. should probably throw some inflation numbers into it to increase his number, but I don't think it would be...

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by trpmb6
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are you in the middle class?
Replies: 25
Views: 592

Re: Are you in the middle class?

As a dual income household where both adults are college educated engineers I am classified as upper income. I own a consulting business so I adjusted my earnings down to account for the extra taxes i have to pay that aren't normally associated with a typical salary or hourly worker. We live what I ...

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by trpmb6
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colin Kaepernick Headlines Nike's New "Just Do It" Campaign
Replies: 86
Views: 2967

Re: Colin Kaepernick Headlines Nike's New "Just Do It" Campaign

Definitely. I knew instantly they would get tons of free air time. If they are smart they will do some more near super bowl to get additional free publicity. Can't tell you how many meme's i've seen. All hillarious. And every time you see it you have a Nike symbol in your face. Smart move by them. T...

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by trpmb6
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American Football
Replies: 17
Views: 634

Re: American Football

Maroon 5? I thought Adam went solo? And wait is this the early 2000's? Maroon 5? Can't find someone more relevant?

Fitzpatrick looks awesome right now! I don't think winston will have a quick return at this rate.

I'm going to call it now, KC Chiefs vs LA Rams this year. Chiefs over rams, 31-28

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by trpmb6
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Gifts for FA / Crew
Replies: 10
Views: 364

Re: Gifts for FA / Crew

Non-revs routinely do this, and there's nothing creepy about it. Weird that people think that way... Well, I guess I should elaborate. I'm sure in most normal circumstances gifts are well received and appreciated. My main concern was in how the blogger was phrasing his tips on how to get better ser...

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by trpmb6
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct justice is
Replies: 23
Views: 452

Re: The correct justice is

wingman wrote:
...the frontier kind, as dispensed by Clint Eastwood with a mouthful of chaw and two extra long barrel .45s.

Too easy.


of the Gran Torino kind is also quite noble, if one has reached that point in their life where they feel they can give it up for a greater cause that is.

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by trpmb6
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Berlin wall vs Trump's wall
Replies: 24
Views: 746

Re: Berlin wall vs Trump's wall

A good buddy of mine, in Halle, Germany, was an East German policeman (Volkspolizei). I once asked him what was the penalty for illegally entering the German Democratic Republic? He smiled and replied "I don't know... Why would anyone want to sneak in?" He personally couldn't remember any...

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by trpmb6
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Exit immigration?
Replies: 21
Views: 1524

Re: Why Exit immigration?

However, I think it would still be possible to create International-only zones without having exit immigration. Nonetheless, the extra stamp in the passport is an added bonus YYZ certainly has an international-only zone even though Canada has no exit immigration. As an aside, I think we are pretty ...

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by trpmb6
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should dueling make a comeback?
Replies: 29
Views: 664

Re: Should dueling make a comeback?

Personally, I think all matters should be settled in the monster truck ring with the accused driving around a tiny car with a giant purple phallus.

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by trpmb6
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Gifts for FA / Crew
Replies: 10
Views: 364

Gifts for FA / Crew

Stumbled upon a travel blog this morning while looking for something else and it suggested bringing chocolates from the duty free shop or some other small gift for your F/A. The idea was that you might get special treatment and maybe even a meal from business class. Does that actually work? I'm all ...

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by trpmb6
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Exit immigration?
Replies: 21
Views: 1524

Re: Why Exit immigration?

I don't believe having exit immigration would help solve the visa overstay problem in the US. The problem with visa overstays is having to find them and remove them. That requires boots on the ground. Just too many people to track.

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by trpmb6
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should dueling make a comeback?
Replies: 29
Views: 664

Re: Should dueling make a comeback?

In the olden days, when someone's reputation was besmirched in a cynical manner for personal gain, the besmirchee had the option to defend their honor by challenging the accuser to a duel, effectively putting their life where their mouth was. As rule of law slowly gained traction, and the preponder...

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by trpmb6
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Generally, the correct yogurt is...
Replies: 22
Views: 463

Re: Generally, the correct yogurt is...

https://www.livescience.com/63513-probi ... ioned.html


What a scandal!

Nice to know though that you don’t like liars.


The cake is a lie.
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jetero wrote:
VTKillarney wrote:
The incorrect yogurt is one that hypes the universal health benefits of probiotics. Because it's a lie.

https://www.livescience.com/63513-probi ... ioned.html


What a scandal!

Nice to know though that you don’t like liars.


The cake is a lie.

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by trpmb6
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct justice is
Replies: 23
Views: 452

Re: The correct justice is

is League Definitely Justice League. But that’s more than one justice! Hence, the correct Justice is Batman. Case closed. Well I guess Wonder Woman is pretty awesome too. Except I always think of the family guy skit where she's flying in her invisible ship and well if you haven't seen it you should...

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by trpmb6
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Between 2006 and 2014, nearly 10 million homeowners in America saw the foreclosure sale of their homes
Replies: 46
Views: 1048

Re: Between 2006 and 2014, nearly 10 million homeowners in America saw the foreclosure sale of their homes

Variable rates make sense when you are going to flip a house, or you think you only need it for a short time. This logic works under certain circumstances. Especially when he offerrering is for 3/1 51 7/1 or 10/1. That's a great point. And so during a housing crisis where no one is purchasing you g...

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by trpmb6
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Generally, the correct yogurt is...
Replies: 22
Views: 463

Re: Generally, the correct yogurt is...

What type of yogurt do you keep for the zombie apocalypse. Making yogurt is actually extremely easy. Just need heirloom (reusable) cultures that can be propagated indefinitely. It means you have to actually make yogurt every 7 days though. Which is honestly a pain in the ass. And if I'm being hones...

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by trpmb6
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct justice is
Replies: 23
Views: 452

Re: The correct justice is

Batman. Definitely Batman.

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by trpmb6
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Between 2006 and 2014, nearly 10 million homeowners in America saw the foreclosure sale of their homes
Replies: 46
Views: 1048

Re: Between 2006 and 2014, nearly 10 million homeowners in America saw the foreclosure sale of their homes

I'll never understand why some people choose variable rates. Refied a couple years ago from a 30 to a 15 and we're now on a fixed 2.75%. Looking ahead, that could be at or below inflation. Bank is basically "paying" me to keep the mortgage at that point. Sure my credit is excellent now, bu...

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by trpmb6
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1620
Views: 155285

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

If you lose a wing you're f****d anyway. But those (moving!) wings & canards most certainly come with a huge drag & weight penalty. Haha, good call on the losing wing. Guess it wouldn't really matter would it >.< Also, the one barrel that was shown looked like aluminum, or another metal. I'...

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by trpmb6
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Generally, the correct yogurt is...
Replies: 22
Views: 463

Re: Generally, the correct yogurt is...

Well, today I had a Yoplait Strawberry. I generally prefer Cherry, but they only sell Cherry in individual packs and we buy the bulk packages which only seem to come with 4 strawberry + 4 peach. My wife makes an excellent yogurt "dressing" that pairs well with spring salad. Throw a bit of ...

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by trpmb6
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1620
Views: 155285

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Are there any further (technical) presentations scheduled? Clearly much has changed but many questions were left unanswered.The journalists (imho) did a very poor job simply asking about the money. When the illustrations came out the more knowledgeable people (certainly not me) noticed that the eng...

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by trpmb6
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does 737-700 require thrust reverser to be operational
Replies: 22
Views: 1244

Re: Does 737-700 require thrust reverser to be operational

I think utilizing one T/R with the other inoperative is up to the operators and would certainly impact operation restrictions (runway length for landing changes). Would also impact RTO operations. The main concern with using only one T/R is asymmetric thrust which would need to be countered with rud...

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by trpmb6
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Refinery Burnoff Near LAX (17 Sept 2018)
Replies: 21
Views: 3719

Re: Refinery Burnoff Near LAX (17 Sept 2018)

lightsaber wrote:
The smoke was more than any burnoff I've seen in years. But other than a possible fine, no issue.


Why would they be fined for performing a regulation required burnoff?

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by trpmb6
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pregnancy travel suggestions?
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: Pregnancy travel suggestions?

How safe is it to travel via flights while being pregnant? Please help... I need to travel in the next 3 months. It is highly dependent on each person and each pregnancy. This is a question you need to ask your OBGYN. There are varying risk levels in every aspect. Some OBs will let you continue pla...

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by trpmb6
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet
Replies: 0
Views: 54

Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet

Anyone flown the Cirrus Vision Jet? There aren't many out there yet ~75 available to private customers at this point. I'm curious on how it handles compared to the SR22. Some video reviews have suggested it's a little harder to get off the ground, but what isn't clear to me is if this is due to the ...

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by trpmb6
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Diane Feinstein is a Dispicable Person
Replies: 122
Views: 2800

Re: Diane Feinstein is a Dispicable Person

Look, I am willing and, want, Ford to have a fair shake. But I also want Kavanaugh to get the same treatment. So far I feel it hasn't been that way. I am disappointed in how this was handled. This could have been handled this summer. We could have had a different nominee instead. But this is where w...

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by trpmb6
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Joke Thread (Redux)
Replies: 5
Views: 225

The Joke Thread (Redux)

We need to lighten things back up. Any joke within forum rules goes. Try to keep it clean. And for once let's avoid politics yeah? Bonus points for aviation themed jokes. Short and sweet rule the road but really anything goes. I'll start: Two frequent fliers walk into the lounge bar, the third one d...

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by trpmb6
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Diane Feinstein is a Dispicable Person
Replies: 122
Views: 2800

Re: Diane Feinstein is a Dispicable Person

That's the thing, Pyrex, the FBI will never investigate this. So it's an easy out. Time and time again on this forum we discuss how great due process is, how it saves people on death row, why the death penalty is bad. But when it comes to this, throw due process out. The problem is we will never hav...

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by trpmb6
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Qantas A330-200 Melbourne to Sydney - end of a cold day
Replies: 5
Views: 2106

Re: Qantas A330-200 Melbourne to Sydney - end of a cold day

Chook is a chicken - the family have 4 chickens :) Not all heroes wear capes. Though I like to think you're sitting at a computer with a cape on. That would be amusing. Oooh that can be arranged - do you want the cape to be airplane shaped too haha! Haha. As long as all the livery is present. Don't...

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by trpmb6
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Diane Feinstein is a Dispicable Person
Replies: 122
Views: 2800

Re: Diane Feinstein is a Dispicable Person

Feinstein is now distancing herself from the allegation, saying she does not know if it is true. Hmmm let’s see how this would go. “Feinstein says she knows the accusation to be true.” A.net/Faux News Crowd: “How can she possibly know it’s true? She wasn’t there.” “Feinstein says she doesn’t know i...

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