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by detroitflyer
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are flights in North America so Expensive
Replies: 10
Views: 1283

Why are flights in North America so Expensive

I've been looking at flight prices for city pairs on identical dates across the world between cities of a similar size and distance and I've found that flights in North America are generally about 3 times as expensive as flights around the word. For example on June 16, 2020 between the following cit...

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by detroitflyer
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: XP 11 Basic ?'s
Replies: 1
Views: 898

XP 11 Basic ?'s

So, just switched to XP after a decade of FSX. I know this game is supposed to be more realistic, however there are a few things I would really like to know 1. Can you set a GPS route using the 737/747 etc., right now, i can only get it in the turbo props.....if I want to set a flight plan with the ...

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by detroitflyer
Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Good Starter Yolks/ JS
Replies: 1
Views: 760

Good Starter Yolks/ JS

About to take the plunge into xp11 from FSX. From what I understand the controls are not as simple as FSX, therefore I have decided to invest in either a joystick or yolk.
Anybody have good budget suggestions for someone who mainly files 737/747's? Not really looking to exceed $150.

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by detroitflyer
Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:07 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: PC for FSX
Replies: 3
Views: 1456

PC for FSX

Since I am a console gamer, I know nothing about PC's apart from the fact that I have been running FSX with a few mods on my laptop for the past half decade or more. It has always been really laggy (down to 15 fps), but I bear it because I like the game. In any case, I am planning on getting a new P...

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by detroitflyer
Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: FSX Steam / Win 10 Upgrade
Replies: 2
Views: 1376

FSX Steam / Win 10 Upgrade

Hi all, So I have been playing FSX for as long as I remember on my laptop, with certain add-ons and freeware. I am planning to upgrade to a desktop and do not have the original FSX disks anymore. Therefore, I am planning to purchase via steam. My questions is: does this method of purchasing and play...

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by detroitflyer
Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 5 EU Countries Risk Losing Visa Free Travel To US
Replies: 122
Views: 23779

RE: 5 EU Countries Risk Losing Visa Free Travel To

You really believe they will reciprocate? They have a lot more to lose if American's need visas to visit their countries IMHO. And what's to stop an american landing in the Netherlands and then diving to Belgium. However, now that may be coming to an end.

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by detroitflyer
Thu Jan 28, 2016 1:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Hillary Get Indicted
Replies: 133
Views: 4852

Will Hillary Get Indicted

Over the last few days, there has been a lot of chatter among smaller news sources that Hillary is close to being indicted. There have been reports that her aides copied and pasted top secret material from a classified server to a non classified server and then sent it to her private email account. ...

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by detroitflyer
Mon Nov 17, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Counting Cards: Is There Anything Else To Know?
Replies: 28
Views: 2534

RE: Counting Cards: Is There Anything Else To Know?

I know of no casino's that do single deck blackjack outside of vegas. And the ones in Vegas that do have single deck <acronym title="Nouvelair Tunisie (Tunisia)">BJ</acronym> deal the cards face down. Basically, you will have a running count, but that means squat when there are 6-8 shoes in the deck...

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by detroitflyer
Fri Jul 18, 2014 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: After MH17, Will Airlines Stop Flying Over Syria?
Replies: 37
Views: 13527

RE: After MH17, Will Airlines Stop Flying Over Syria?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/checksixx" class="quote" target="_blank">checksixx</a> (<a href="#30" class="quote">Reply 30</a>):<br/><i>I guess I'm having trouble with the OP...

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by detroitflyer
Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Beginning Of The End Of The Death Penalty
Replies: 19
Views: 2535

RE: The Beginning Of The End Of The Death Penalty

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/PITingres" class="quote" target="_blank">PITingres</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>I wouldn't be too quick to interpret thi...

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by detroitflyer
Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Beginning Of The End Of The Death Penalty
Replies: 19
Views: 2535

The Beginning Of The End Of The Death Penalty

Federal Judge in the Bay Area just ruled in unconstitutional. Obviously, it will go to the 9th Circuit (the most liberal and overruled circuit), but it will be interesting to see how they rule. If they do rule it is unconstitutional, i cant see SCOTUS just ignoring it. Since SCOTUS has already ruled...

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by detroitflyer
Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former French President Detained
Replies: 19
Views: 1908

RE: Former French President Detained

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Flighty" class="quote" target="_blank">Flighty</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i> Our US president has amazingly wide powers ...

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by detroitflyer
Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red Eye Flights / Cabin Lights Left On
Replies: 36
Views: 16525

RE: Red Eye Flights / Cabin Lights Left On

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DTWPurserBoy" class="quote" target="_blank">DTWPurserBoy</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i>. We turn them off so your eyes ...

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by detroitflyer
Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Judge: No Fly List Process Unconstitutional
Replies: 55
Views: 4076

RE: US Judge: No Fly List Process Unconstitutional

great deision, still at the district court level though, will be interesting to see how it proceeds, but my guess is the dec ision will be overturned.

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by detroitflyer
Sun May 25, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Connundrum With Recent Mass Shooting
Replies: 186
Views: 5310

Connundrum With Recent Mass Shooting

So basically, what I took from the story was this guy was not getting laid, so he went on a drive by shooting. What surprises me is how this story was all over the national news and such. This type of gun violence has been happening everyday in the South side of chicago and vast areas of los angeles...

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by detroitflyer
Fri May 16, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Modi, Wins Indian Election
Replies: 52
Views: 2886

Modi, Wins Indian Election

What does everyone think? Will he rid the country of corruption and usher in a new growth and make indian cities the next shanghai and beijing? Maybe improve the country enough that emigrants start returning enmasse?

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by detroitflyer
Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:38 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Online/Offline Airline Sims
Replies: 0
Views: 8118

Online/Offline Airline Sims

Im tired of Airline Mogul, you make a profit on every route, your max profit is damn near always at 100%, no connections......AKA.....its not realistic. Not hating on it....but boy.....its just not real. Does anyone know of a real airline (offline or online) (paid or unpaid) sim that comes close to ...

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by detroitflyer
Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indian Supreme Court Re-instates Gay Sex Ban
Replies: 18
Views: 3374

RE: Indian Supreme Court Re-instates Gay Sex Ban

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/WingsFan" class="quote" target="_blank">WingsFan</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>From what I understood reading about the j...

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by detroitflyer
Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: High Court: Same Sex Marriage Unconstitutional
Replies: 31
Views: 2850

RE: High Court: Same Sex Marriage Unconstitutional

<i><a href="/aviation-forums/non_aviation/read.main/2547962" target="_blank">Indian Supreme Court Re-instates Gay Sex Ban</a></i> <font size="1">(by <a href="/profile/detroitflyer" class="quote" target="_blank">detroitflyer</a> Dec 11 2013 in Non Aviation)</font> WOW....India just did that also. <ta...

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by detroitflyer
Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indian Supreme Court Re-instates Gay Sex Ban
Replies: 18
Views: 3374

Indian Supreme Court Re-instates Gay Sex Ban

Now punishable by up to 10 years in prison. They said it is up to the legislature to change it. Do you think it will happen?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-25329065

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by detroitflyer
Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Xbox One Vs PS4
Replies: 5
Views: 2210

Xbox One Vs PS4

Personally, after all the corporate shit xbox pulled, i was completely turned of. But I have had one for over 8 years, most of my buds have it and I would hate to lose all the achievements build. OTHO, the PS4 is clearly cheaper and runs a better processor with better graphics and has a corporate po...

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by detroitflyer
Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Istanbul Layover Tours
Replies: 4
Views: 2395

RE: Istanbul Layover Tours

Thanks for the input! But i was talking about an organized tour with a group that specializes in transit tours! I was never going to do it by myself! I was hoping there was some type of organization that had a deal with airport authorities or something along those lines?

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by detroitflyer
Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Istanbul Layover Tours
Replies: 4
Views: 2395

Istanbul Layover Tours

I heard from a good buddy of mine, that if you have a layover in istanbul, that you can get a tour of the city. In december I have an approximately 6 hour layover there. Does anyone know if this is true? And if so, is it worth it? What are the costs and what timings do they have?

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by detroitflyer
Sun May 05, 2013 7:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida Teen Expelled For Wrecking Plastic Bottle
Replies: 11
Views: 2373

RE: Florida Teen Expelled For Wrecking Plastic Bottle

if any of you have seen the reaction is is very very loud and if you are near it, you are sure to suffer some serious burns or blindness. People who did this in college were automatically expelled from university housing and faced criminal charges. In Indiana it is a class A misdemeanor (using overp...

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by detroitflyer
Thu May 02, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports: IAH Shootout
Replies: 27
Views: 10051

RE: Reports: IAH Shootout

CNN is now reporting that injuries were life threatening but does not say anything about a death. Shot 2 bullets and in the air, before shooting himself.

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by detroitflyer
Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Two Bomb Blast In Boston USA
Replies: 294
Views: 12386

RE: Two Bomb Blast In Boston USA

Update according to CNN (TV): only 1 suspect in custody, unsure if it is certainly connected to the bombings. Big federal presence....which is abnormal, very rare for a cop to be shot here. There was some sort of carjacking and the suspect was apprehended just outside the city limits in Watertown, <...

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by detroitflyer
Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Two Bomb Blast In Boston USA
Replies: 294
Views: 12386

RE: Two Bomb Blast In Boston USA

Yup....CNN (TV) right now is saying (probably) suspect #1 is in custody ..... apprehended fully undressed (was asked to undress) , says he was darker skinned and an officer was killed. There were explosions in the process or right before? Everything is so confusing and I dont know what to trust with...

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by detroitflyer
Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Massive Explosion In Waco, TX
Replies: 53
Views: 3701

RE: Massive Explosion In Waco, TX

60-70 already reported dead......and prepare to say DAMMMMNNN, when you see the video of the explosion.

http://www.kwkt.com/news/caught-came...rtilizer-plant-explosion-near-waco

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by detroitflyer
Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Massive Explosion In Waco, TX
Replies: 53
Views: 3701

Massive Explosion In Waco, TX

What is going on these days? Lets home this is not terrorism related.
http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/17/us/texas-explosion/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

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by detroitflyer
Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Two Bomb Blast In Boston USA
Replies: 294
Views: 12386

Two Bomb Blast In Boston USA

NY Post is reporting 12 deaths and over 50 injured!! Seems pretty bad <a href="http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/two_explosions_at_boston_marathon_iMR0LCkcwASg0RQfVsH1yI" target="_blank">http://www.nypost.com/p/news/nationa...on_marathon_iMR0LCkcwASg0RQfVsH1yI</a> "A federal law-enforcement sour...

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by detroitflyer
Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Get Galaxy S4 Or Wait?
Replies: 27
Views: 4178

Get Galaxy S4 Or Wait?

Hey guys, Hard decision has to be made, that will impact me for the next 2 years. My contract is up and I have the option of a heavily subsidized phone now. I really like the <acronym title="Sata International (Portugal)">S4</acronym> (know i cant purchase it for another month or 2), but Im wonderin...

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by detroitflyer
Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New SimCity!
Replies: 46
Views: 3587

RE: New SimCity!

I was a HUGE fan of the sim city series. I absolutely loved sim city 4 and spent countless hours playing it. All the other sim city games (not officially, im talking city simulation games) that came after, could not hold a candle to simcity4. Most of them never had the absolute depth to the level of...

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by detroitflyer
Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sweeping Manhunt For Rampaging Ex-cop
Replies: 171
Views: 6322

RE: Sweeping Manhunt For Rampaging Ex-cop

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/canoecarrier" class="quote" target="_blank">canoecarrier</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i> The <acronym title="Lan Chile">LA...

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by detroitflyer
Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Place Has The Best Breakfast Sandwiches?
Replies: 35
Views: 2514

RE: What Place Has The Best Breakfast Sandwiches?

McDonalds all the way, every single one of their breakfast sandwiches are absolutely delicious. I usually always go with the sausage egg mcgridde, egg mcmuffin and the steak bagel.

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by detroitflyer
Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Donald Trump Sues Bill Maher For 5M$
Replies: 70
Views: 4437

RE: Donald Trump Sues Bill Maher For 5M$

Under common law, a contract cannot be made in jest. It is whether an objective reasonable person would think whether this was an offer. This brings me back to my first case we learned in contracts. Specifically, somebody sued Pepsi because in an ad they said if they collected enough "points" they w...

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by detroitflyer
Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No India-Australia Flights
Replies: 38
Views: 11542

Why No India-Australia Flights

I know there is a huge indian disporia in Australia! Probably not like the UK and the US, but I know it is sizable. Why are there no direct flights between India and Australia yet? Surely <acronym title="Air India">AI</acronym> or <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> could make a profit ...

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by detroitflyer
Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Flight Attendants Nearly Arrested In CHI
Replies: 17
Views: 18377

Air India Flight Attendants Nearly Arrested In CHI

Surprised to hear the police did not take any action, but instead stood outside their rooms for a few hours! <a href="http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Unruly-Air-India-flight-attendants-get-into-fisticuffs-in-US-hotel/articleshow/18246800.cms" target="_blank">http://timesofindia.indiatimes.c...

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by detroitflyer
Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Choosing A Smartphone On Verizon
Replies: 11
Views: 1664

RE: Choosing A Smartphone On Verizon

I was immediately going to post what baldwin posted, but I guess he got there first. I would seriously consider waiting for the samsung gs4, its only a few months away.

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by detroitflyer
Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 23 Year Old Girl Gangraped In Delhi
Replies: 76
Views: 11318

RE: 23 Year Old Girl Gangraped In Delhi

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Tupolev160" class="quote" target="_blank">Tupolev160</a> (<a href="#15" class="quote">Reply 15</a>):<br/><i>I know it's hard to accept it. In 20...

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by detroitflyer
Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 23 Year Old Girl Gangraped In Delhi
Replies: 76
Views: 11318

RE: 23 Year Old Girl Gangraped In Delhi

Ive always wondered how there is such a large difference in safety in india as you travel from South to North. In Kerala, nothing will happen to a woman, as you move further up north toward Mumbai/Pune, it is still safe, but not completely and then when you move further to delhi, Haryana and punjab ...

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by detroitflyer
Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is LH Based In FRA?
Replies: 70
Views: 17614

Why Is LH Based In FRA?

So, ive always wondered. Frankfurt is the 4th largest city in Germany. Why did <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> decide to base themselves there? Could not they have got a lot more people by basing out of Berlin, Munich, Colonge or Berlin? Also Berlin would have been the best conside...

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by detroitflyer
Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Armed Police In Your Country
Replies: 32
Views: 6672

RE: Armed Police In Your Country

living in the US, its pretty much a given that every cop will carry a gun. So much so, that I was shocked to find out that they did not carry them in the UK. Ive been there many times, but just always assumed that cops carry guns on them, never really noticed that they did not. After the two officer...

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by detroitflyer
Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rio Brawl Grounds BA Crew
Replies: 45
Views: 17684

RE: Rio Brawl Grounds BA Crew

From reading the article it seems like these were two completely separate incidences. One punch was throw in RIO and another was thrown in <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH) (closed),...

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by detroitflyer
Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada Shuts Down Iran Embassy Boots Diplomats
Replies: 37
Views: 6141

Canada Shuts Down Iran Embassy Boots Diplomats

<a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-19522744" target="_blank">http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-19522744</a> This seems sudden, almost out of no where. Surprised this was not reported on more widely? Will this mean that Canada will have absolutely no diplomatic relations with ...

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by detroitflyer
Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half -pint A Day
Replies: 7
Views: 7716

RE: Half -pint A Day

just to clarify, a half pint is (40% or 80 proof) 350ml or about 5-8 shots depending on whether you consider 1 or 1.5 oz to be a shot.

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by detroitflyer
Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half -pint A Day
Replies: 7
Views: 7716

Half -pint A Day

My nephew drinks a half pint of (hard) liquor (sometimes slighly more) a night. Its getting to the point where my sister does not care anymore (he is 22, but lives at home), and he thinks that just because there are people out there that drink a fifth a day, he can get away with it. While I understa...

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by detroitflyer
Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Only 20 Mth Sentence For Stealing £200,000!
Replies: 9
Views: 2216

RE: Only 20 Mth Sentence For Stealing £200,000!

Looks like under MCL 750.174 - Embezzlement over $100,000 is a felony punishable by no more than 20 years with a fine not to exceed $50,000 or 3 times the value of the embezzled money (Whichever is greater). Would she get the maximum? probably not even close, but they would take into account prior r...

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by detroitflyer
Wed Jun 13, 2012 4:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Has Anybody In Here Eaten At White Castle?
Replies: 52
Views: 5953

RE: Has Anybody In Here Eaten At White Castle?

They are delicious...BUT <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/type-rated" class="quote" target="_blank">type-rated</a> (<a href="#12" class="quote">Reply 12</a>):<br/><i>Some people...

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by detroitflyer
Wed Jun 13, 2012 4:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euro 2012 The Shame Of Racism In Football Ukraine.
Replies: 91
Views: 7661

RE: Euro 2012 The Shame Of Racism In Football Ukraine.

Well for what its worth, there was already an incident a couple days ago, about the Netherlands practice squad having to move, due to what some of them percieved as racist chants. Now this happens: <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18409916" target="_blank">http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/...

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