This is why I never use the word nagger.Jump to post
One thing the GOP and Democrats can agree on: doing everything in their power to make sure 3rd parties never get a chance to have a strong following and we, the voters, end up in a bind like 2016 and this election.Jump to post
I'm pretty late, but I noticed PH-BFI was stored back in December. I flew on this plane AMS-ORD in September 2018, and it was my first flight on a 747. Even though it cost several hundred dollars more than on a different airline, it was well worth it especially since it was the closest I could get t...Jump to post
15 cases in Minnesota linked to the Sturgis Rally.
https://www.startribune.com/sturgis-lin ... 572185412/
I could see sleeper trains catching on in the U.S if we had the political will to simply increase track capacity. If there was a sleeper train between Chicago and the Twin Cities I would definitely take that. It may be more expensive and slower than flying but after trying roomettes on the Empire B...Jump to post
I could see sleeper trains catching on in the U.S if we had the political will to simply increase track capacity. If there was a sleeper train between Chicago and the Twin Cities I would definitely take that. It may be more expensive and slower than flying but after trying roomettes on the Empire Bu...Jump to post
Saw on Rochester Airport's Facebook page there will be a new air service announcement on August 10th. Any guesses what it could be? Guesses I've seen so far: -Sun Country to somewhere warm -Sun Country's bus service to MSP, though I'm not sure that would count since it's not actually new air service...Jump to post
Back in 2015 my Volkswagen Passat needed too many expensive repairs so I sold it off. Even though I was going to be studying in Norway in a couple months and my family was fine with just two cars, for some reason I thought I absolutely needed a new car. I worked at a dealership and was told one of t...Jump to post
Any movie that sexualizes high schoolers and makes it seem like men are obligated to lose their virginity before graduating high school.Jump to post
Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't all new vehicles now required to have rear view cameras, at least in the U.S.? Is it only a matter of time before dash cams become mandatory in new vehicles to prevent insurance fraud and have a better chance at finding the cause of an accident?Jump to post
It seems some people are assuming this will happen at a flip of a switch. It'll be a long process, and this is just the first step.
After seeing the way police around the country treat peaceful protestors, I think any kind of reform that keeps the police would just be a bandaid.
I don't know what this truck driver was thinking driving into a crowd of protestors on a highway bridge, but hopefully we'll know soon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEwsWOpZShw
As far as I know there were no fatalities and only minor injuries. The truck driver was taken to the hospital.
Not a good day for my city. Disappointed but not surprised a small number of people are taking advantage of this by looting and vandalizing. I know people are angry and they have every right to be, but violence and property damage aren't going to help the cause.Jump to post
So what country are you from? Do yo live in the USA or are you a foreigner? Mike Drop I live in the USA. If anyone wants to label me un-American go right ahead, but at least I'm trying to actually make this country better while others would rather live with the status quo and pretend everything is ...Jump to post
You know what's worse than a weak country? A weak country that doesn't admit it's weak and does nothing to try to improve itself. That is how I see the USA. So what country are you from? Do yo live in the USA or are you a foreigner? Mike Drop I live in the USA. If anyone wants to label me un-Americ...Jump to post
This is an issue especially on major urban trails. Walkers, strollers, and strollers holding kids, runners, wheel chairs and bicycles all sharing the same 10 foot (?) right of way. A bicycle going much faster than a runner simply does not fit in. My guess is that such trails should have a 15 mph li...Jump to post
Dutchy wrote:30km/h? That is fast for a bike. Do you use a helm?
Last year I used electric bikes in Italy (specifically the region between Asti and Alba) and Copenhagen, and I had such good experiences with them that I wanted to buy one. Well last week I finally did, for $2,450 (there's cheaper ones, but the one I bought fit my needs the most). It's a Blix Aveny ...Jump to post
For me it was studying abroad in Oslo in 2015. The first week was a bit rough because of homesickness, depression that had hit pretty hard that summer, and dealing with a bunch of paperwork so I could actually stay in Norway for the amount of time I did. After that first week however it was pretty a...Jump to post
People want to pursue their passions, and if their passion doesn’t include a high paying job or getting a degree that’s more marketable then why force them to do that and they end up debt free or debt light but still miserable? I’m not saying eliminate all debt, but we need to bring education costs ...Jump to post
Millennials and Generation Z'ers taking over political offices can't come soon enough.Jump to post
Starting in July AF's CDG-MSP service is switched from a 789 to 772ER, however according to the MSP Spotting Facebook group there are at least a few dates in early July when it's scheduled as a 77W. I checked and indeed it shows a 77W for at least July 2nd and July 6th. Apparently I predicted the fu...Jump to post
[photoid][/photoid]Clearly he should not have been a cop if he's that jumpy. Seems like people (and unfortunately especially for black people) just have to stand like statues to not get shot. Want me to give you my ID? Sorry it's in my pocket, you might think I'm pulling out a gun and then you shoot...Jump to post
No one forced them to become cops. There are many more dangerous professions that make a far greater contribution to society and don't cause so many utterly needless deaths. I try to stay out of these discussions usually, but... I gotta ask a question here. Um... like what? I think a better way of ...Jump to post
I was heading to MSP from SFO last night and as I passed through security at the International Terminal I noticed on a desk in the center of the room were two miniature flags. One being the American flag, the other being a Blue Lives Matter flag. Is this an anomaly, or is it common for security chec...Jump to post
The state rail operator in Norway NSB (Norges Statsbaner, in English Norwegian State Railways) announced that along with its subsidiary Nettbuss the two will have a new name. That name will be... Vy. Vy apparently means outlook in Norwegian, and something about looking towards the future. Not surpri...Jump to post
I don't know if I have a favorite, but I recently watched Hereditary and I didn't sleep the whole night. Not a fan of watching horror movies and I'm not ashamed to admit I need to hold a pillow and hold it over my face for any potential jumpscares or disturbing scenes. I probably shouldn't watch hor...Jump to post
As with the news reporting on something aviation related, I can see flaws when they report on trains. The segment focused on the crash of Amtrak's Silver Star in South Carolina one month ago. The cause was the conductor of a CSX freight train forgetting to throw a switch to allow the Amtrak train to...Jump to post
Except the rail is owned by Union Pacific.... What makes you think they would refuse a free upgrade to their track? With the right amount of money any railroad will say yes. How about disruption to business operations before, during, and after construction? In the short term, it solves some problem...Jump to post
Upgrading the Coast Line between LA and SF with 7 or so daily roundtrips and slashing the travel time in half to around 6 hours would be a huge improvement over the status quo and cost a lot less than CAHSR. If our government is too incompetent to build true HSR then we have to find a middle ground...Jump to post
Upgrading the Coast Line between LA and SF with 7 or so daily roundtrips and slashing the travel time in half to around 6 hours would be a huge improvement over the status quo and cost a lot less than CAHSR. If our government is too incompetent to build true HSR then we have to find a middle ground ...Jump to post
GalaxyFlyer wrote:Then, there’s this...
At least the Coastline already has the right-of-way. Buy tilting trains so you can run at higher speeds.Jump to post
Still barbaric, but at least quick and painless (in theory) unlike the gas chambers.Jump to post
Give some money to Minnesota so we can build our higher speed rail line between the Twin Cities and Duluth. It's actually shovel ready unlike most of CAHSR.Jump to post
To answer your question about the baggage, I guess it depends on your definition of HSR but in Italy I rode a train that reached around 150 mph and it was packed and people were leaving bags in the aisle, and I rode the X2000 from Stockholm and had the same issue. Easy fix is have more room for bag...Jump to post
This is basically the same thing that we saw with the 757 fifteen years ago: Airbus has spent the last three years essentially scouring the world looking for anyone who'll take an A380 by some means.... and other than EK and NH, they've essentially come up dry. Airlines have long since been put on ...Jump to post
Interesting. So parts of the media and some people have spun this to make AOC look like she's a looney that wants HSR everywhere across this country including Hawaii and Alaska.
Nice to see people still love to blow things out of proportion.
Clearly they should've been more specific in the Green New Deal because people keep thinking AOC and others want to build transcontinental HSR routes. I hope that's not their intention and I highly doubt it is, but they're certainly right in wanting to make air travel unnecessary (besides flight con...Jump to post