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by 787atPAE
Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun Revisited
Replies: 9
Views: 2115

Top Gun Revisited

I just saw Top Gun as a re-release. I was too young to see it in the theaters the first time in '86, but I do remember seeing it on our family's VCR (with the corded remote control too). I saw it in IMAX format and 3D. I really enjoyed seeing it on the big big screen, although some scenes were reall...

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by 787atPAE
Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A Cat Named Lucky
Replies: 9
Views: 2342

RE: A Cat Named Lucky

To quote the Simpsons version of Hitler (in a nightclub with Grandpa Simpson dressed in drag on stage): "Ach! Das ist nicht ein boob!!"

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by 787atPAE
Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G650 Has Been Certified By The FAA
Replies: 16
Views: 9528

G650 Has Been Certified By The FAA

G650 achieved Type Certification today by the FAA. Not sure about EASA yet...

http://www.gulfstream.com/news/relea...g650-receives-type-certificate.htm

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by 787atPAE
Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-5's Still Flying In The U.S. Who Operates?
Replies: 14
Views: 10782

RE: F-5's Still Flying In The U.S. Who Operates?

Anybody know if F-5s or T-38s were at KSAV with the F-22s the past month? Everytime I saw the F-22s take off, I'd see the F-5s/T-38s follow shortly thereafter. I'd assume to play wargames over the Atlantic.

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by 787atPAE
Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Neil Armstrong Has Died
Replies: 50
Views: 6761

RE: Neil Armstrong Has Died

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ZANL188" class="quote" target="_blank">ZANL188</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i>Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 10): I wonde...

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by 787atPAE
Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 Sonic Boom
Replies: 7
Views: 8871

F-35 Sonic Boom

Ran across this in the interwebs. The person filming is watching a UAV type of vehicle kind of close to F-35 flight testing when the F-35 breaks the sound barrier in a big way, followed by its F-16 chase (which was much more quiet)!! <a href="http://youtu.be/RiHNBbxgUKs" target="_blank">http://youtu...

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by 787atPAE
Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RIP Sally Ride
Replies: 24
Views: 7358

RE: RIP Sally Ride

I remember she was big news in the space program when I was young. She's definitely a great role model for folks of all ages. RIP Dr. Ride...

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by 787atPAE
Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Anyone Into R/C Planes?
Replies: 4
Views: 14737

RE: Anyone Into R/C Planes?

I bought a <acronym title="West Air Sweden and Capital Cargo International Airlines (USA)">PT</acronym>-40 a few years ago and finally had my first flight a few months ago. Unfortunately, I'm busy and live in a subtropical climate, so my 3rd and 4th flights were today (after a couple months of not b...

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by 787atPAE
Thu May 24, 2012 12:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Joystick Controlled Rudder
Replies: 18
Views: 5300

RE: Joystick Controlled Rudder

One big negative I've heard about yaw/directional control via sticks (passive <acronym title="Air Comores and Crimea Air (Ukraine)">OR</acronym> active) would be the inadvertent cross-coupling between the lateral and directional axes by the pilot. I doubt there's a way to strictly keep a roll or way...

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by 787atPAE
Mon May 07, 2012 11:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: No Split Rudder On B787?
Replies: 19
Views: 8264

RE: No Split Rudder On B787?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/tdscanuck" class="quote" target="_blank">tdscanuck</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i> (it might have all three but I'm not ...

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by 787atPAE
Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Flying Wing Question
Replies: 7
Views: 24018

RE: Flying Wing Question

How does a flying wing deal with the pitching moment of the airfoils? There's no hor. stab. to counteract the wing's pitching moment, so how is the wing's airfoil tweaked to keep near zero moment? Pics would be helpful...  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/...

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by 787atPAE
Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Christmas Freighter Fun
Replies: 100
Views: 11584

RE: Christmas Freighter Fun

I saw a UPS box truck towing a small Uhaul trailer the other day. Does this count even though it's not aviation related?  

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by 787atPAE
Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ZA116 Back To Kpae After Declaring Emergency
Replies: 11
Views: 11485

RE: ZA116 Back To Kpae After Declaring Emergency

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/KC135TopBoom" class="quote" target="_blank">KC135TopBoom</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>The flaps on the B-787 are electri...

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by 787atPAE
Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing Loves Vortex Generators
Replies: 13
Views: 6575

RE: Boeing Loves Vortex Generators

I remember seeing recently a pic of the vertical fin - with VGs there too! I do remember when I was there that the rudder just wasn't effective enough and they needed to give it a little more oomph. Not much though...

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by 787atPAE
Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What The Secret To The Boeing 777 Safety Record?
Replies: 53
Views: 24144

RE: What The Secret To The Boeing 777 Safety Record?

Wouldn't the MSG-3 process be given some credit for the safety rate of the 777? I guess ARP4754, DO-178/254 (and on and on) come into play as well...

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by 787atPAE
Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA 787 Gear Down Trouble
Replies: 34
Views: 40202

RE: ANA 787 Gear Down Trouble

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/tdscanuck" class="quote" target="_blank">tdscanuck</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 1): As I recall...

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by 787atPAE
Sat Oct 29, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ground Use Of Cellphones While Taxiing
Replies: 59
Views: 11040

RE: Ground Use Of Cellphones While Taxiing

I got bored and read through the FARs. I normally read through <acronym title="Fargo - Hector International (FAR / KFAR), USA - North Dakota">FAR</acronym> Part 25, but I did find the following samples/examples: Part 91, Paragraph 21 Part 121, Paragraph 306 Part 135, Paragraph 144 They all say prett...

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by 787atPAE
Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: An Aviation Record Yet To Be Broken.
Replies: 34
Views: 7747

RE: An Aviation Record Yet To Be Broken.

What use would an airliner have for this type of record? It would only be for show and would cost a very pretty penny. The longest an airliner would need to travel would be halfway around the planet plus reserves and accounting for wind, etc...

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by 787atPAE
Sun Oct 09, 2011 12:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Exhaust Gas Velocity Of Rockets
Replies: 34
Views: 10172

RE: Exhaust Gas Velocity Of Rockets

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jetmech" class="quote" target="_blank">jetmech</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>I always assumed that the exhaust gas...

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by 787atPAE
Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone Here Suffer From Migraines?
Replies: 11
Views: 1606

RE: Anyone Here Suffer From Migraines?

It's good to see folks learning their triggers. Two of mine are red wine and red Hawaiian Punch. Drinking a couple sips of these will kick my tail and cause a migraine that will last at least eight hours. The only relief I can get is by vomiting. I've found that destressing every once in a while thr...

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by 787atPAE
Sun Aug 07, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tell Us What You Weigh (if You Wish!)
Replies: 55
Views: 3503

RE: Tell Us What You Weigh (if You Wish!)

At 6'5" (1.95 m), I'm now 215 lbs (97.7 kgs). I've been running my tail off for over 6 months now. In January, before I started my running routine, I weighed 240 lbs (109.1 kgs). I'm not sure what weight I'll eventually get down to. I'm just trying to exercise 5 days a week and eat in a somewhat hea...

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by 787atPAE
Fri May 20, 2011 1:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Obama Lays Out U.S. Vision For Arab Democracy
Replies: 180
Views: 4382

RE: Obama Lays Out U.S. Vision For Arab Democracy

Can somebody explain what happened after WW2 ended? I need to relearn the history of that part of the world. It is my understanding that the following happened: 1. Jews and Palestinians were both offered statehood after WW2 was finally settled, but the Palestinians said "not only no, but hell no sin...

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by 787atPAE
Tue May 03, 2011 12:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Put A Caption On This Picture
Replies: 38
Views: 2703

RE: Put A Caption On This Picture

"GIT 'R DONE!!!"

"Movie night at the White House: Cars 2"

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by 787atPAE
Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cameras Monitoring Flight Controls
Replies: 11
Views: 3439

Cameras Monitoring Flight Controls

Why bother with cameras? This is why the Flight Controls Synoptic pages exists in the Boeing airplanes. It provides position and status indications of all the flight controls surfaces and the data that flight controls uses (IRUs, RGAs, etc).

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by 787atPAE
Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:55 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Challenger Explodes - 25 Years Ago Today
Replies: 31
Views: 4644

RE: Challenger Explodes - 25 Years Ago Today

I was in fifth grade when Challenger launched for the last time. My school was close enough to KSC so the administrators would let us go outside to watch. I remember it being bitter cold for a Florida day. I even still remember the jacket I wore that day. We all got outside and waited in the freezin...

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by 787atPAE
Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767 Spoiler Retraction Then Redeploy On Rollout
Replies: 27
Views: 3342

RE: 767 Spoiler Retraction Then Redeploy On Rollout

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Pihero" class="quote" target="_blank">Pihero</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>gently advancing the throttles above idle will...

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by 787atPAE
Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Women In Rock & Metal
Replies: 40
Views: 8401

RE: Women In Rock & Metal

If we're talking women bassists, Sean Yseult from White Zombie is my fave. For all-female band, it's Drain STH. There's nothing like heavy metal chicks to make life good.  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/>

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by 787atPAE
Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stockman: Tax Hikes For All A Must
Replies: 113
Views: 3825

RE: Stockman: Tax Hikes For All A Must

60 Minutes is still relevant?

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by 787atPAE
Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Replies: 320
Views: 10794

RE: What Are You Listening To Right Now?

I've been hooked on Mikey's "Boo to You" songs since I went to the Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween. I'm also addicted to podcasts of the Men's Room from 99.9 in Seattle.

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by 787atPAE
Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where Can I Find An Older Version Of Excel For Mac
Replies: 7
Views: 3786

RE: Where Can I Find An Older Version Of Excel For Mac

Have you checked out Open Office? You might be able to find a way to deal with the hiccup regarding the data analysis tool.

Or you can use MATLAB.  

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by 787atPAE
Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Osama Bin Laden Hitman Detained In Pakistan
Replies: 20
Views: 3092

RE: Osama Bin Laden Hitman Detained In Pakistan

Didn't this guy carry in a Christian bible into Pakistan too? What's the penalty for bringing in a bible into a predominantly Muslim country?

I'm sure in a different part of the country, he'd get the same treatment that Daniel Pearl did.

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by 787atPAE
Sat Jun 12, 2010 4:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best War Movie Scenes
Replies: 65
Views: 6041

RE: Best War Movie Scenes

Full Metal Jacket seems to fall in line. The first half, boot camp, with a former drill instructer who pretty much ad-libbed a lot of his lines. Then the second half in the field in Vietnam, especially when the platoon finally reaches the sniper, who turns out not to be the sterotypical soldier.

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by 787atPAE
Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Height And Weight?
Replies: 96
Views: 5894

RE: Your Height And Weight?

There's too many short people here.

I'm 6'5" and 240 lbs (1.96m and 108 kg).

I'm no shrimp. I'm also a left hander, too, which makes me a freak of nature.  

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by 787atPAE
Fri May 14, 2010 2:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Los Angeles Boycott's AZ Over Immigration Law
Replies: 144
Views: 7251

RE: Los Angeles Boycott's AZ Over Immigration Law

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/AirframeAS" class="quote" target="_blank">AirframeAS</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i>And, to add....when Washington D.C. fa...

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by 787atPAE
Thu May 13, 2010 11:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777 Flaperon Behavior On The Runway.
Replies: 16
Views: 28374

RE: 777 Flaperon Behavior On The Runway.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/CCA" class="quote" target="_blank">CCA</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>the flaperon droop is removed when <acronym title="P...

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by 787atPAE
Sat Mar 06, 2010 2:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Obama Is Not A Dictator
Replies: 46
Views: 3420

RE: Obama Is Not A Dictator

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DocLightning" class="quote" target="_blank">DocLightning</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>This country ALMOST did have a dic...

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by 787atPAE
Sat Feb 27, 2010 4:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Metal Music Favourites?
Replies: 52
Views: 3204

RE: Metal Music Favourites?

Favorite metal bands?

Fear Factory
PanterA
Type-O Negative
Slayer
Metallica (before the black album)
Soilwork
Drain STH
Children of Bodom
Machinehead

I wish I could have a video of the 1997 Ozzfest...

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by 787atPAE
Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lane Kiffin To USC
Replies: 11
Views: 1759

Lane Kiffin To USC

Let the laughing begin.

Can you say cellar-dwellar?  Smile

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by 787atPAE
Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democratic Double Standard On Race Continues
Replies: 144
Views: 3776

RE: Democratic Double Standard On Race Continues

I want to see Harry Reid apologize like Randy had to in South Park.

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by 787atPAE
Sat Sep 26, 2009 8:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is This In The Back Of The A380?
Replies: 8
Views: 11287

RE: What Is This In The Back Of The A380?

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by 787atPAE
Sun Sep 20, 2009 2:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Greatest Live Sport Moment!
Replies: 62
Views: 3352

RE: Your Greatest Live Sport Moment!

UW just beat #3 USC. I was there, and it was great.

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by 787atPAE
Sun Jul 05, 2009 7:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No More Excuses For The Democratic Party
Replies: 59
Views: 4970

RE: No More Excuses For The Democratic Party

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by 787atPAE
Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Obama Snubs French President
Replies: 33
Views: 3840

RE: Obama Snubs French President

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by 787atPAE
Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Letter From Bush To Obama?
Replies: 21
Views: 4184

RE: Letter From Bush To Obama?

It may just be wishful thinking, but it would be great if there was a hand-me-down from President Washington himself. Or maybe a letter that provides updates to a special presidential vault, similar to what is in the National Treasure sequel. That sounds waaaay too far fetched. Sarcistally speaking,...

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by 787atPAE
Sun Dec 21, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Vertical Stabiliser On The SCA
Replies: 6
Views: 3611

RE: Vertical Stabiliser On The SCA

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by 787atPAE
Sun Dec 07, 2008 11:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bush Admits Saddam Not Connected With 9/11 Attacks
Replies: 95
Views: 4658

RE: Bush Admits Saddam Not Connected With 9/11 Attacks

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by 787atPAE
Sun Dec 07, 2008 4:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bush Admits Saddam Not Connected With 9/11 Attacks
Replies: 95
Views: 4658

RE: Bush Admits Saddam Not Connected With 9/11 Attacks

I have several comments/questions about the WMD issue. Since Saddam was a dictator, and, by default, craved power over his people, why did he keep the UN investigations going for their hunt for the WMDs? If Saddam had given UN investigators proof that the WMDs were destroyed, he would still be alive...

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by 787atPAE
Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2012 Presidential Election - Nominate A Republican
Replies: 74
Views: 4048

RE: 2012 Presidential Election - Nominate A Republican

You know, after reviewing these suggestions by my fellow members, I think conservatives are screwed for more than a few elections. Unless the liberal/Democratic presidential candidate is properly vetted by the media, the conservative candidate is going to be toasted by the media, and by extension, i...

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by 787atPAE
Sun Nov 16, 2008 11:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's Your Food Resistance?
Replies: 4
Views: 1803

RE: What's Your Food Resistance?

This would be a great science experiment!!  <img src="/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/hot.gif" alt="hot" border=0>  Imagine analyzing what amount of electricity it takes to fully cook food as compared to "conventional" methods like using a grill, oven, or even a microwave. Of course, cur...

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by 787atPAE
Sun Nov 16, 2008 11:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Most Impressive Ship To Visit Your Home Port?
Replies: 37
Views: 11529

RE: The Most Impressive Ship To Visit Your Home Port?

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