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by Drafran
Sun May 23, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rep. Taylor Greene Doubles Down on Holocaust Remarks
Replies: 24
Views: 2415

Re: Rep. Taylor Greene Doubles Down on Holocaust Remarks

She's elected from a district that is hillbilly central, thus she will never not be elected as long as she runs from there. That is, of course, if they don't find a more repugnant low-life to run against her. There is not enough of civilized society in that district to have a sense of shame. Trump's...

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by Drafran
Sat May 08, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Fight Club Brawl at Miami Airport Yesterday
Replies: 71
Views: 12520

Re: Another Fight Club Brawl at Miami Airport Yesterday

This is not fun. It should not happen. Were they arrested? I have my ad blocker on and don't really want to disable it for anything, but if this was in Florida, no. They were not arrested. Don't be surprised if the anti-mask association starts rumors about awarding medals. "Ain't nobody comin'...

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by Drafran
Mon May 03, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Help with all inclusive - San Juan or Cayman Island
Replies: 11
Views: 941

Re: Help with all inclusive - San Juan or Cayman Island

I can't make a side by side comparison as I have only been twice to Jamaica on cruise ships (and didn't even get off the ship the second time), however, I have stayed at the Marriott on GCM and it was excellent.

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by Drafran
Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are the odds?
Replies: 15
Views: 1080

Re: What are the odds?

I would imagine that you don't care about the exact order . So we need any of 13 out of 52 cards in the first deal ,and any of the 12 out of 51 remaining ............ it would be 13/52*12/51*11/50*10/49*9/48*8/47*7/46*6/45*5/44*4/43*3/42*2/41*1/40 which would be 6,227,020,800 out of 3.9543426439112...

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by Drafran
Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are the odds?
Replies: 15
Views: 1080

What are the odds?

Okay, disclaimer: I suck at math. Always have. I am embarrassingly bad. Else I would have figured it out on my own. Scenario: Card game. Deck of 52 dealt out, each player 13 cards. What are the odds of a player being dealt the exact same hand on a future deal? Unlimited deals until the match is achi...

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by Drafran
Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When a hub is no longer a hub
Replies: 115
Views: 12972

Re: When a hub is no longer a hub

In terms of movements and including regional operators it is probably CVG or STL. CVG had more movements at its peak, but I believe DL is still much larger at CVG today than AA at STL. After that probably PIT. CLE was always much smaller than the others mentioned even at CO’s peak. What is a little...

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by Drafran
Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When a hub is no longer a hub
Replies: 115
Views: 12972

Re: When a hub is no longer a hub

maps4ltd wrote:
rbavfan wrote:
Also what does all the now that aircaft can fly trans con the middle of the country is not needed. Wow. Guy no one in the midwest Fly's.


What did I just read?


Google translate? :stirthepot:

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by Drafran
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When a hub is no longer a hub
Replies: 115
Views: 12972

When a hub is no longer a hub

I was wondering this morning: of all the US domestic hubs since deregulation, what was the biggest that went from glory days to the end of a spoke? STL? CVG? CLE? In terms of aircraft movement rather than capacity.

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by Drafran
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021
Replies: 321
Views: 32133

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021

And yet somehow seemingly every company that touches Queen Mary ends up bankrupt. What does that tell you? Allow me to remind you of a little company called Disney that ran the attraction at one time. Rumor has it, it's still around. :wave: I think that might prove my point in a more solid way. If ...

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by Drafran
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 49% of GOP men won't take vaccine
Replies: 119
Views: 9615

Re: 49% of GOP men won't take vaccine

I don't want the "Experimental" vaccine, even if every President and their first Lady took the vaccine. There's no sports star or TV or Movie Star or Music star taking the vaccine that would change my mind. Here, take my vaccine slot. You're Welcome!! Thanks. If you get it, and you die, c...

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by Drafran
Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 49% of GOP men won't take vaccine
Replies: 119
Views: 9615

Re: 49% of GOP men won't take vaccine

I don't want the "Experimental" vaccine, even if every President and their first Lady took the vaccine. There's no sports star or TV or Movie Star or Music star taking the vaccine that would change my mind. Here, take my vaccine slot. You're Welcome!! Thanks. If you get it, and you die, c...

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by Drafran
Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021
Replies: 321
Views: 32133

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021

I thought of it the other day. Not surprising in the current climate. Be it as it is, the Queen Mary is the world´s sole survivor of an era. And it significantly contributed to winning WWII by transporting a large part of the US troops to Europe which together with the British liberated France and ...

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by Drafran
Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: North Atlantic Ocean Current Weakening
Replies: 17
Views: 1782

Re: North Atlantic Ocean Current Weakening

Well, it will be pretty hard on the wine industry. I doubt it. France is close to the Mediterranean and gets regular warm bursts from North Africa. The Gulf Stream only has a limited impact on France, mostly in the north where they don't grow so much wine anyway. Besides that, remember that there's...

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by Drafran
Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: North Atlantic Ocean Current Weakening
Replies: 17
Views: 1782

Re: North Atlantic Ocean Current Weakening

Well, it will be pretty hard on the wine industry.

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by Drafran
Mon Mar 29, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 707 in 1994 movie "Speed"
Replies: 52
Views: 7841

Re: 707 in 1994 movie "Speed"

It was a Japan Airlines 747. IIRC that shot took a lot of takes to just the airplane taking off in the background just right. The bus was originally supposed to circle the parking lots at Dodgers Stadium but the filmmakers couldn’t get the rights to film there, which turned out for the best since p...

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by Drafran
Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 707 in 1994 movie "Speed"
Replies: 52
Views: 7841

Re: 707 in 1994 movie "Speed"

Use to see Continental brings their 10's into Melbourne through out the 80's, What part of LAX was that final scene shot at, cause I remember seeing a Korean Air (don't know if it was a 300 or 400 variant) 747 taking of in the back ground. I think you are describing when the bus first entered LAX p...

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by Drafran
Sat Mar 13, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson: Women in the Military BAD!
Replies: 27
Views: 2004

Re: Tucker Carlson: Women in the Military BAD!

He has the ear of the simple-minded, hillbilly set. You know, conservatives.

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by Drafran
Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are Americans Ready To Talk About Mass Mental Illness?
Replies: 50
Views: 3733

Re: Are Americans Ready To Talk About Mass Mental Illness?

As long as there is an unshakeable belief in a magical, invisible old man who lives in the clouds, there will be mental illness.

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by Drafran
Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021
Replies: 321
Views: 32133

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021

Why bother, it's not worth spending $200m fixing her up. From the 1940's until at least the 1980's, the Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, Williamsburg Bridge, and Queensboro Bridge were neglected and suffered a lot of deteoriation, including corrosion. In addition to deferred maintenance, the free...

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by Drafran
Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chicken Wars
Replies: 39
Views: 1767

Re: Chicken Wars

Burger King: Most types are pretty good and often only slightly better nutritionally than the burgers. The original is by far the better of any. Chick Fil A: Nothing special and completely overrated. Popeyes: Great. Brioche bun is very tasty, leaf lettuce instead of iceberg (waste of ground growing ...

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by Drafran
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Twitter permanently suspends Trump's account
Replies: 208
Views: 9022

Re: Twitter permanently suspends Trump's account

There needs to be a new law in the USA that the President, VP, certain Cabinet and security staff cannot have a personal Twitter or other social media account while in office but can use 'official' accounts. The rule should also include all personal e-mails of such officers and staff to have to go ...

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by Drafran
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 987
Views: 54743

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

I was wondering why DC or Capitol police haven't started shooting, but then I remembered there are probably no black Trump supporters in the crowd.

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by Drafran
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump On Tape Asks GA SecState To Change Vote Count
Replies: 81
Views: 4572

Re: Trump On Tape Asks GA SecState To Change Vote Count

Another attempt at a coup. If at first you don't succeed, try making the perfect phone call. Why are we not trying him for treason? Because Republicans in the House and Senate want to be reelected. Trump's knuckle dragging Neanderthal mouth breathers (aka the toilet scum that voted for him) would n...

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by Drafran
Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Study: Trickle Down economics don't work
Replies: 53
Views: 2139

Re: Study: Trickle Down economics don't work

Capital gains rates are lower because they are double-taxed. So anyone deriving their primary income from traded assets are taxed at the corporate level and then again when they sell, although the former is more indirect. Nope, the company gets taxed once, and the person receiving income from it is...

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by Drafran
Sun Dec 20, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Study: Trickle Down economics don't work
Replies: 53
Views: 2139

Re: Study: Trickle Down economics don't work

Factually incorrect. If that were the case, some 80% of federal tax revenues wouldn't exist. If you want to have a serious conversation over whether the wealthy should pay more and by how much, I'm game. By and large however it is completely false that the rich pay "little to no taxes." N...

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by Drafran
Wed Dec 16, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Threatens Defense Funding Bill Veto Over Section 230 Tech Liability Shield
Replies: 23
Views: 1809

Re: Trump Threatens Defense Funding Bill Veto Over Section 230 Tech Liability Shield

Doesn't matter if the bill passes "veto proof." Several of Trump's stooges in both the House and Senate have said that if Trump vetoes the bill they will not vote in it's favor the second time. I am not sure if that number will be enough to sustain the veto, however.

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by Drafran
Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump doubled support from LGBTQs
Replies: 56
Views: 3220

Re: Trump doubled support from LGBTQs

Anyone who values the Obergfell decision and who thinks that case is settled law is a fool. Just because Trump hasn't called for it to be reversed doesn't mean it can't or won't be. As long as the fruit loops who think there's a magical invisible old man flying in the clouds out there have a big inf...

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by Drafran
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY Times obtains Trump's Taxes
Replies: 295
Views: 25745

Re: NY Times obtains Trump's Taxes

That's not the way it works, at all. The media can't just publish fake stories about people. That's called libel. The burden is on them to prove that they are right, not the other way around. Here's an example: if a media outlet ran a front-page story saying "Aaron747 ran over and killed a ped...

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by Drafran
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of second Civil War in US and State Borders
Replies: 89
Views: 5970

Re: Possibility of second Civil War in US and State Borders

I agree. Like I said, only a fool would wish for war and for this country to be split into separate nations. Also saying and wishing you could go back in time to stop Lincoln from forming the confederate is pretty messed up and wrong. Lincoln was the most influential and important president. Lincol...

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by Drafran
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of second Civil War in US and State Borders
Replies: 89
Views: 5970

Re: Possibility of second Civil War in US and State Borders

Obama was a very normal president and Fox treated him like shit for 8 years, as if he was doing horrible things day in day out, like wearing a tan suit.https://secure-assets.rubiconproject.com/static/psa/blank/1x1.png Trump is a very horrible president doing shit day in day out, CNN is just pointin...

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by Drafran
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of second Civil War in US and State Borders
Replies: 89
Views: 5970

Re: Possibility of second Civil War in US and State Borders

How sad that this is being thought of as a possibility, however remote. This is the United States of America. Is it perfect? No. Will it ever be perfect? Not as long as humans are humans. It is a damn good place to live? Hek yes. How many people have betrayed other countries, left friends and famil...

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by Drafran
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of second Civil War in US and State Borders
Replies: 89
Views: 5970

Re: Possibility of second Civil War in US and State Borders

There won't be a civil war like the last one, but there will be violence from both sides and Trump will lap that shit right up. He loves dividing. Personally, I often fantasize since der groppenfuhrer was elected having a time machine and going back to prevent Lincoln from stopping the confederate s...

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by Drafran
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WN Kelly seems to think change fee elimination won't help the legacy carriers
Replies: 74
Views: 9952

WN Kelly seems to think change fee elimination won't help the legacy carriers

https://simpleflying.com/southwest-ceo-other-airlines/ A quotation from the Simple Flying site: "Remember, they began charging fees in the first place because they couldn’t match our low fares. To try to get closer, they reduced their published fares, knowing they could get money from hidden fe...

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by Drafran
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’
Replies: 106
Views: 7167

Re: Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’

I agree, how can you be that shallow to not be moved by the sacrifice of so many. I have been to many military Cemeteries, and ceremonies, never have I not been moved. I can not identify with such emotionally vacant people such as he. Because the "you" in question is a sociopath. No empat...

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by Drafran
Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The good old times: old commercials on YouTube
Replies: 122
Views: 11380

Re: The good old times: old commercials on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbb42_sIkm4 with a "singing" Robert Morley for BA.

"May I fly the plane. No." :D
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This one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbb42_sIkm4 with a "singing" Robert Morley for BA.

"May I fly the plane. No." :D

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by Drafran
Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City Still Taking Place This Year
Replies: 12
Views: 2284

Re: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City Still Taking Place This Year

No big deal for me. I've lived in New York since 2003 and I have been to exactly ONE of these parades, last year's west village Halloween parade. I was nearly crushed by the crowd. You get to know people so "intimately" that at one point I couldn't take a breath. I'll pass on any more. Al...

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by Drafran
Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City Still Taking Place This Year
Replies: 12
Views: 2284

Re: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City Still Taking Place This Year

No big deal for me. I've lived in New York since 2003 and I have been to exactly ONE of these parades, last year's west village Halloween parade. I was nearly crushed by the crowd. You get to know people so "intimately" that at one point I couldn't take a breath. I'll pass on any more. Al...

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by Drafran
Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City Still Taking Place This Year
Replies: 12
Views: 2284

Re: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City Still Taking Place This Year

No big deal for me. I've lived in New York since 2003 and I have been to exactly ONE of these parades, last year's west village Halloween parade. I was nearly crushed by the crowd. You get to know people so "intimately" that at one point I couldn't take a breath. I'll pass on any more. Alt...

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by Drafran
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you have air conditioning (AC) in your home?
Replies: 41
Views: 1531

Re: Do you have air conditioning (AC) in your home?

Very few homes in the UK do. This summer so far, where we live, we've had about eight days when it would have been nice to have AC. Well, buckle up, Boo Boo, cuz you ain't seen nothing like what's coming down the pike. My other half lives in Germany in summer and he can't stand the humidity. I keep...

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by Drafran
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Public employee unions hell-bent on destroying California
Replies: 132
Views: 4780

Re: Public employee unions hell-bent on destroying California

Hyperbole does not equal facts. Property crime rates in LA have ticked up a few percentage points per year since 2017, but there is no indication LA is increasingly ‘plagued’ by violent crime, in fact it is better off than many cities that are considerably smaller. The current homicide rates are ar...

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by Drafran
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone suffer from Hypertension
Replies: 22
Views: 1462

Re: Anyone suffer from Hypertension

Yeah, there's nothing to operate on. I assume you're severely restricting your sodium intake? If you don't think they're complete hokum, you can always look into holistic medicine. I'm sure there's accupuncture or something of that nature. If you decide to go herbal, be sure to check that there are ...

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by Drafran
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republicans No One Can Argue With
Replies: 77
Views: 3609

Re: Republicans No One Can Argue With

Believe me when I tell you, there are plenty of hillbillies, rednecks, and delusionals, (aka "The Base") on a couple of sites with political commentary I use that are so far up Trump's ginormous ass (aka The Colon Critters) anything spoken negatively from anyone will get a, "he's not ...

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by Drafran
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Healthcare Plan Imminent
Replies: 60
Views: 3558

Re: Trump Healthcare Plan Imminent

Fake News. Nope, not fake news... he said it! (I know you know this. ;- ) On Fox news even, no way that can be fake news.... https://www.foxnews.com/politics/transcript-fox-news-sunday-interview-with-president-trump Tugg Trump says many things. Doesn't mean it's true. I am of the position that ever...

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by Drafran
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Wants to Postpone Election
Replies: 107
Views: 6144

Re: Trump Wants to Postpone Election

He's only ever been good at one thing, and that's throwing Twitter grenades into the news cycle. Oh, I don't know about that. The "stable genius" (did I hear a horse whinny?) did a bang up job bankrupting--how many businesses? Five? Seven? How many other "billionaires" have that...

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by Drafran
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has died after being hospitalized with the coronavirus
Replies: 67
Views: 3862

Re: Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has died after being hospitalized with the coronavirus

"You're probably right. John Lewis was a great civil rights champion but his record as a congressman sucks much like all of congress. Herman Cain was very smart man who made a stupid mistake but you can't blame him. The liberal media and Democrats have capitalized on this virus in their attemp...

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by Drafran
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 692
Views: 78002

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

We managed to get a penthouse suite on Constellation six years ago. The veranda was amazing; massive. We had a couple of cocktail parties on ours and 20 people fit comfortably. Good memories at least.

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by Drafran
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has died after being hospitalized with the coronavirus
Replies: 67
Views: 3862

Re: Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has died after being hospitalized with the coronavirus

Except for Trump supporter's. They need to be constantly reminded that's it's just the flu. A slanty-eyed, yellow flu, but a flu nonetheless. Trump's leg humpers (Trump humpers) should carry on with one proviso: share spit with a random stranger every day.

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by Drafran
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kushner’s Politicide
Replies: 23
Views: 1447

Re: Kushner’s Politicide

Trump used nepotism to put people in place that were either Loyal to him, or feared him. Trump does not hire people that challenge him. Trump is not a leader. He is a monster. Kushner has to please his father-in-law and wife at the same time. He is not going to make good decisions. Seriously, does ...

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by Drafran
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Neiman Marcus Flagship Store at Hudson Yards Being Vacated
Replies: 8
Views: 887

Re: Neiman Marcus Flagship Store at Hudson Yards Being Vacated

3. I actually didn't even realized that this is the first Neiman Marcus in NYC. Well, luxury retail is already well covered between the boutiques and other "luxury" department stores, many of them closer to where the super-rich will actually spend money (i.e. Fifth Avenue).. I always thou...

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by Drafran
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 692
Views: 78002

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

Wouldn't be too surprised if Royal picked them up as they have been trying to get into the ultra high end cruising as well. MSC too. I would be amazed if RCL picks up either, they already have Azamara and Silversea. I forgot they picked up Silverseas. MSC, however, has been trying to get into the u...

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