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by PIMountaineer
Wed May 08, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football - Champions League
Replies: 83
Views: 5459

Re: Football - Champions League

What - A - Match! Well done to Liverpool. No UEFAlona or UEFAdrid in the final? What shall we complain about now I wonder? Still buzzing about last night.

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by PIMountaineer
Sat May 04, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 44849

Re: Plane crash in Jacksonville

FlyingElvii wrote:
Oh Christ, CNN has Schiavo pontificating already...


Indeed. And full of more useless hot air than the Hindenburg.

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by PIMountaineer
Sat May 04, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football - Champions League
Replies: 83
Views: 5459

Re: Football - Champions League

@ jetwet1: I can't see Liverpool coming back from this either. Can you come back from 3-0 down in the CL? Absolutely! Can you do so against Barca and Messi? Good bloody luck, mates! Watching Messi play — the man is a godly I tell you. Your views concerning Spurs are appreciated. I think you've summe...

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by PIMountaineer
Fri May 03, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football - Champions League
Replies: 83
Views: 5459

Re: Football - Champions League

Flanker7 wrote:
Tagliafigo signed a new contract today so he stays.


This is a spot of good news. I must have missed the press release somehow. Thank you for letting the rest of us know.

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by PIMountaineer
Fri May 03, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What on earth is going on at the NRA?
Replies: 35
Views: 2807

Re: What on earth is going on at the NRA?

Interestingly, it was the NRA that showed me how to use a shotgun safely and gave me some free rounds. Go back to doing that and even lefties may start liking you. I can think back to when I was in junior high, seventh grade to be precise. Boy, was that a long time ago it seems. We had a mandatory ...

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by PIMountaineer
Thu May 02, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Peter Mayhew has Died
Replies: 4
Views: 763

Re: Peter Mayhew has Died

We lose yet another legend of Star Wars. May the Force be with him indeed.

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by PIMountaineer
Thu May 02, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football - Champions League
Replies: 83
Views: 5459

Re: Football - Champions League

Meh...maybe Arsenal decided that it's just easier to win something at Europa League instead of getting dumped out of UCL by Bayern every single year. :duck: :duck: (They're up 2-1 against Valencia as I'm typing this). Oh, indeed. I love Bayern as much as I do Arsenal, so that is always a conflictin...

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by PIMountaineer
Thu May 02, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football - Champions League
Replies: 83
Views: 5459

Re: Football - Champions League

That free kick from Messi was unreal. :eyepopping: Indeed. He is a magician. B/c seemingly nobody wants to finish 3rd...or 4th? That include Perennial 4th place trophy holder Arsenal, of course. :duck: :duck: As an Arsenal fan, I can confirm that you are indeed correct. We really need to move some ...

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by PIMountaineer
Wed May 01, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football - Champions League
Replies: 83
Views: 5459

Re: Football - Champions League

Flanker7 wrote:
Liverpool getting a beating 3-0


Ouch indeed.

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by PIMountaineer
Wed May 01, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football - Champions League
Replies: 83
Views: 5459

Re: Football - Champions League

As a Spurs fan, I could have predicted that outcome, they have just taken to many injuries this year (half the team is playing injured) and didn't spend the money last year to flesh out the ranks. With that said, though Spurs form in the Premier has been, well shockingly inconsistent in 2019, they ...

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by PIMountaineer
Wed May 01, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football - Champions League
Replies: 83
Views: 5459

Re: Football - Champions League

I've been an Ajax fan for forty years. I know a good thing when I see it. :checkmark: some ups and down though the years :D More a PSV fan myself, but Ajax reaching the semi-finals en might even win it in the end, is good for Dutch competition, we get more places in the CL the coming years. And it ...

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by PIMountaineer
Wed May 01, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football - Champions League
Replies: 83
Views: 5459

Re: Football - Champions League

They are not, but it's a shame the sport turned this way. Let's just enjoy the moment and see if they make it to the final. I sure am hoping they reach the final. Even if you are Dutch and not an Ajax fan, you still have to recognize the benefit of Ajax in the final and what that means for all of t...

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by PIMountaineer
Wed May 01, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football - Champions League
Replies: 83
Views: 5459

Re: Football - Champions League

Flanker7 wrote:
I sure hope some will stay, but as always they have agents who will push to move and money talks.


Agents - Money - Young & Talented Footballer

A perfect recipe for a big payday. It's always been an issue at Ajax and AS Monaco as well. They, of course, are not alone.

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by PIMountaineer
Wed May 01, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football - Champions League
Replies: 83
Views: 5459

Re: Football - Champions League

Van Beek could go, Which club do you feel would best suit him? Sure, that is indeed the problem of the Netherlands, most will leave for a bigger club. For a player, though, it might not be ideal. Do you want to be a sitting on a bench at a top club, high paying or do you want to hone your skills so...

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by PIMountaineer
Wed May 01, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football - Champions League
Replies: 83
Views: 5459

Re: Football - Champions League

zakuivcustom wrote:
Erik ten Hag perhaps? He may get poached by a larger club (Bayern being the latest rumor).


I would certainly add him to my shortlist as well. I too have been hearing the Bayern link.

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by PIMountaineer
Wed May 01, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football - Champions League
Replies: 83
Views: 5459

Re: Football - Champions League

Unfortunately quite a few will leave, the competition in the Netherlands is not challenging enough. I would be great if Ajax could keep team together but very unlikely. Indeed. It's hard for a team like Ajax to say, no when a European super-club with a seemingly endless amount of cash comes calling...

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by PIMountaineer
Wed May 01, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What on earth is going on at the NRA?
Replies: 35
Views: 2807

Re: What on earth is going on at the NRA?

I'm a gun owner as well, possessing both handguns and rifles as well as a shotgun. I am not at all surprised to see other gun owners share the same opinion of the NRA as myself. Never been a member and never will. I see a firearm as a necessary instrument of operating a farm. I prefer never to use o...

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by PIMountaineer
Wed May 01, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football - Champions League
Replies: 83
Views: 5459

Re: Football - Champions League

Flanker7 wrote:
A final is a game in itself, anything goes.


Indeed it is, and often it does. I worry what comes of this team for next season. How many will be wearing kits from different European clubs I wonder? One is already off to Barca, with another likely off there as well.

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by PIMountaineer
Wed May 01, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football - Champions League
Replies: 83
Views: 5459

Re: Football - Champions League

Well, Ajax did half of their job. Now go go Reds, just bc of Jürgen Klopp. (I am a bandwagon BVB fan...so). Well, you have to both admire and appreciate BVB. I say this as a Bayern fan by the way. I will always have a soft spot for both BVB and Klopp. I am hopeful for a Liverpool victory, though it...

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by PIMountaineer
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football - Champions League
Replies: 83
Views: 5459

Re: Football - Champions League

So Ajax and FC Barcelona will have it tonight (hopefully). Have fun watching tonight . :box: Seeing that I loathe Tottenham even on a good day, I am rooting for Ajax. They can best the boys from North London, but when in form, Tottenham is not to be trifled with. Will they (Spurs) bottle it I wonde...

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by PIMountaineer
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No Biden and No Trump. Who?
Replies: 30
Views: 1810

Re: No Biden and No Trump. Who?

A good question, but I just can't seem to get excited about any candidate at present. Perhaps as the field narrows a bit and their respective positions become a bit more finite, then things might change.

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by PIMountaineer
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dallas DA Takes Heat from Council Members Over New Theft Policy
Replies: 112
Views: 6423

Re: Liberals Are Infesting Texas

You're not gonna win arguments with liberals with statements like "infesting", but I'll humor you: did you expect Texas to receive KY's and WV's rednecks? Have you been paying attention to projections that Texas may soon be a swing state? I cannot speak for the good folks from Kentucky, b...

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by PIMountaineer
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I've bought a new car
Replies: 30
Views: 2492

Re: I've bought a new car

I am an Audi driver personally, but your Fiesta should serve you well. :bigthumbsup: I’m also an Audi guy, I bought a new A6 Avant Quattro last year. An excellent choice that one. I opted for the Q5 last year. I would prefer a sedan, but chose the Q5 out of current necessity. Perhaps in a few years...

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by PIMountaineer
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Southern Baptists, "Catholic Church, hold my beer"
Replies: 19
Views: 1390

Re: Southern Baptists, "Catholic Church, hold my beer"

I grew up in the Southern Baptist Church. I remember a "youth director" hitting on me. Fortunately I wasn't intimidated and told my dad. I'm not surprised. It seems that all organized religions have this issue and in very big ways. I have a very similar story from my time in the Southern ...

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by PIMountaineer
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Amazon Cancels New York City HQ2
Replies: 108
Views: 6386

Re: Amazon reconsiders LIC

Old - White - Male

I fit all three criteria.

AOC doesn't concern me one iota. She's passionate. I wish more people were. I only agree with here probably 50% of the time, but she's making waves. It's about time someone challenged the status quo.

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by PIMountaineer
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I've bought a new car
Replies: 30
Views: 2492

Re: I've bought a new car

Not a thing wrong with the Fiesta. Good choice. I have an uncle who owns his own trucking/shipping company. He's been using the same truck since 1982. Still looks and runs like new.

I am an Audi driver personally, but your Fiesta should serve you well. :bigthumbsup:

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by PIMountaineer
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looks like the Governor of Virginia has a lot of explaining to do
Replies: 314
Views: 17119

Re: Looks like the Governor of Virginia has a lot of explaining to do

I am not sure if they have Impeachment proceedings for Governors in VA. The Commonwealth of Virginia does allow for impeachment according to Article IV, Section 17: "The Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, judges, members of the State Corporation Commission, and all officers appoi...

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golfradio wrote:
An op-ed which has a more pragamatic view of this episode

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contrib ... thers.html


Thank you for posting the link. It was certainly worth the read.

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by PIMountaineer
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can a US state to introduce public health system?
Replies: 18
Views: 1834

Re: Can a US state to introduce public health system?

Inconveniently, a state cannot print money, so it needs to get the money to do that from somewhere. I was having a conversation about this just the other day. There was a time when not only states printed their own currency, but banks, and if you were wealthy enough, you too could print your own. T...

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by PIMountaineer
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biggest issues in sports?
Replies: 14
Views: 1453

Re: Biggest issues in sports?

bhill wrote:
MLS referees...............


Indeed. I suppose the same could be said of the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, etc. VAR is only going to get you so far. What's your favorite MLS team by the way?

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by PIMountaineer
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US politics: 2019 Liberal Discussion Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 3808

Re: US politics: 2019 Liberal Discussion Thread

...or maybe West Virginia will become irrelevant in national elections (because population going to zero, due to mass Black Lung Cancer cases). As a West Virginian, I would prefer that not to happen here or anywhere for that matter. I also assume no one would prefer that to happen including you. I ...

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by PIMountaineer
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US politics: 2019 Liberal Discussion Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 3808

Re: US politics: 2019 Liberal Discussion Thread

I honestly would like to go into a cafe and have a Q&A with an ordinary West Virginian and ask them point blank what was it that drove them from Democrats to Republicans. Good post this one. I wanted to focus on this particular section as I think your comment here is quite important to the topi...

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by PIMountaineer
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US politics: 2019 Liberal Discussion Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 3808

Re: US politics: 2019 Liberal Discussion Thread

“Better nuclear winter than more letters in LGBTQ” I will never understand the irrational fear that many people have regarding the LGBTQ community. I will always remember the look on the face of a car salesman when he found out my niece was a lesbian. When he found out she was also married, I thoug...

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by PIMountaineer
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canadian ATC send pizza to US controllers in show of solidarity
Replies: 55
Views: 8933

Re: Canadian ATC send pizza to US controllers in show of solidarity

And its gestures like this that remind me why I enjoy spending time with and talking to my buddies in Canada. Kudos.

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by PIMountaineer
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US politics: 2019 Liberal Discussion Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 3808

Re: US politics: 2019 Liberal Discussion Thread

For the record, per the latest census estimates, NJ still has a healthy population growth, enough to let it keep its House delegation intact. WV and AL, on the other hand, are not so fortunate. I can speak for WV, and you are correct. We were a Democrat stronghold for decades, but that is shifting....

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by PIMountaineer
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migraines
Replies: 30
Views: 2304

Re: Migraines

I've been visiting this site for well over a decade it seems, and this thread is the one that finally inspired me to make my first post. To the thread starter, you have my deepest sympathies. I sincerely feel for you, as I know how you feel. I am in my late forties and have suffered from migraines m...

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