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by TSS
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do some airlines/airports still rip off a portion of your boarding pass at boarding?
Replies: 5
Views: 346

Re: Why do some airlines/airports still rip off a portion of your boarding pass at boarding?

BasilFawlty wrote:
They become useful when the number of boarded passengers according to the system don’t match with the actual number of passengers on board, so in that case you can count all boarding passes.


Interesting. I'd have thought it was more from habit than anything else.

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Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amazon rainforest is burning
Replies: 33
Views: 729

Re: Amazon rainforest is burning

Brazil and Indonesia are doing 60% of yhe planet-killing heavy lifting for short term economic gain. Disgusting. With the recent arctic circle observations from NASA and now this, we might as well admit everyone under 15 now is royally effed. Why everyone under 15? Because the revised estimates fro...

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Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland prepares for city's largest far-right rally of the Trump era
Replies: 176
Views: 5029

Re: Portland prepares for city's largest far-right rally of the Trump era

Looking at the Time article, let's bring this back on topic to the FEW who march through Portland because "it's too liberal" and want to "smash antifa heads" but we have to ignore all that and declare anti fascist counter protesters terrorists because of one milkshake one time. ...

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Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland prepares for city's largest far-right rally of the Trump era
Replies: 176
Views: 5029

Re: Portland prepares for city's largest far-right rally of the Trump era

Ngo got a scrape on the head. Let's not kid ourselves. He is a drama queen. If his injury had been as serious to cause his internal organs to bleed, he would have been in the hospital much, much, much longer. But, he was on right wing propaganda outlets within hours calling all counter protesters v...

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Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Politics of Razor Blades
Replies: 73
Views: 6705

Re: The Politics of Razor Blades

Gillette Loses 8 Billion (That's "Billion" with a "B", folks) Dollars, Concedes They Got Woke Went Broke, CANCELS Social Justice Ads- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeMABYLK7RI :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: Gillette, for comparison purposes THIS is how you successfully market an over-...

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Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Countries drug problems
Replies: 24
Views: 902

Re: Countries drug problems

Interesting that the countries with the harshest climates (and longer winter nights) are at the top of the league, and deaths more-or-less decrease as you head south to the warmer climes of Spain, France, Portugal and Greece. Has anyone factored this into the statistics? I noticed that too. I was g...

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Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: anti-bird grading on engines
Replies: 11
Views: 1761

Re: anti-bird grading on engines

for more fun https://pics.livejournal.com/igor113/pic/007ef5wk from here: https://igor113.livejournal.com/51213.html unfortunatly, no more info about test grill. It hadn't occurred to me before but I bet seabird ingestion was a continuous problem for those. A while back, probably several years ago ...

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Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin visits Finland
Replies: 14
Views: 745

Re: Putin visits Finland

About the Arkangel: Putin said that foul is on USA. They have forced Russia to counterattack and that is why the accident (blow) happened. Do you have a link about that? I have no idea what you're talking about. I googled the term and aside from a bunch of links about an episode of the Black Mirror...

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Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland prepares for city's largest far-right rally of the Trump era
Replies: 176
Views: 5029

Re: Portland prepares for city's largest far-right rally of the Trump era

So you are convinced that the white supremacists are completely and totally innocent and never made any threats of murder or physical harm to counter protesters? White supremacists were simply standing on the sidewalk, out of everyone's way, silent, not posting anything online anywhere? That is wha...

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by TSS
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland prepares for city's largest far-right rally of the Trump era
Replies: 176
Views: 5029

Re: Portland prepares for city's largest far-right rally of the Trump era

You must be blind. In both cases ANTIFA initiated the violence. In the first incident, after ANTIFA cowards tried to pull people off of the bus for violent purposes, one of the men on the bus produced a hammer to defend himself. In the second incident, ANTIFA cowards encircled and attacked a man an...

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by TSS
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland prepares for city's largest far-right rally of the Trump era
Replies: 176
Views: 5029

Re: Portland prepares for city's largest far-right rally of the Trump era

Why is it always Portland? Because Portland probably has the largest per capita populations of leftist soy boys in the States. Please define. Are they the hairy dudes in open relationships with several women while running a craft brewery? Because PDX has quite a number of those! Nah, those guys hav...

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Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland prepares for city's largest far-right rally of the Trump era
Replies: 176
Views: 5029

Re: Portland prepares for city's largest far-right rally of the Trump era

It almost seems like someone has been following this thread: Proud Boys Won A PR Victory In Portland While Antifa Beat Random People- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TK4OmijOOI The Far Left Has Almost Always Instigated Violence, Here's Proof- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FD_12guSQfI

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by TSS
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Retread Tires on Emergency Vehicles
Replies: 2
Views: 438

Re: Retread Tires on Emergency Vehicles

What exactly is it like running retread tires on emergency vehicles like fire trucks and ambulances and I have read from a number of sources that it is rather common practice. Hmmm... Most ambulances here run, or ran, either 16" or 16.5" tires but may run larger standard sizes now as is t...

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Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Late Nite Booty Call results in Him falling Asleep:She Burns His Place to the Ground
Replies: 15
Views: 983

Re: Late Nite Booty Call results in Him falling Asleep:She Burns His Place to the Ground

Never put it in crazy! That's great as a rule, but temptations to break or at least bend that rule abound. Dating Expert Barney Stinson explains: "The Crazy / Hot Graph"- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zADosF3XoQ Must be error in story, said it happened in New Jersey, this has Florida r...

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Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland prepares for city's largest far-right rally of the Trump era
Replies: 176
Views: 5029

Re: Portland prepares for city's largest far-right rally of the Trump era

I see people demanding the anti fascists remove their masks. I notice no one demanded Klansmen and neo Nazis remove their masks when they were bombing, threatening, and lynching. Wrong. In places where the Klan was prevalent, laws were passed against appearing/demonstrating in public with one's fac...

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Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Late Nite Booty Call results in Him falling Asleep:She Burns His Place to the Ground
Replies: 15
Views: 983

Re: Late Nite Booty Call results in Him falling Asleep:She Burns His Place to the Ground

Rookie mistake, but hopefully one he won't forget soon. Everybody knows you never let "side stuff" know where you live.

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Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland prepares for city's largest far-right rally of the Trump era
Replies: 176
Views: 5029

Re: Portland prepares for city's largest far-right rally of the Trump era

Why??? This is like going to Saudi Arabia and marching with Crosses!! The 1st Amendment does NOT give you the right to instigate a riot....like yelling fire in a theater. Go do it in D.C. where laws are actually made. Thus far it has reminded me more of siblings playing the "I'm not touching y...

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by TSS
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Retread Tires on Front End Loaders
Replies: 6
Views: 414

Re: Retread Tires on Front End Loaders

https://cf.ydcdn.net/latest/images/main/A5frontendloader.jpg To make sure we're all on the same page, this ^ is what you mean by "front end loader", right? There are of course smaller versions available. Are retreads on the steer axle of a front end loader fine. I'm guessing you meant tha...

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Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants to buy Greenland
Replies: 224
Views: 7778

Re: Trump wants to buy Greenland

Clever idea, with the ice melting it could become a prime farmland for development. I admire your optimism, but Greenland is still within the Arctic Circle and unsuitable for farming even though some parts are no longer permanently covered in ice. What the receding ice has revealed, however, are su...

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Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Retread Tires on Front End Loaders
Replies: 6
Views: 414

Re: Retread Tires on Front End Loaders

What exactly is it like running retread tires on front end loaders. As long as they were retreaded by a reputable company, it shouldn't be a problem. Aside from damage, two things destroy tires: Weathering from the outside and heat buildup in the tire carcass from the inside. Front end loaders rare...

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Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jeffrey Epstein 'found dead in cell' in New York
Replies: 159
Views: 10819

Re: Updated: Jeffrey Epstein 'found dead in cell' in New York

Not just MCC or NYC, the level of naivete about how things really work in prisons, any prison, is stunning. Case in point: A friend of mine was close to getting out after serving two years of a four year sentence for Accessory To Armed Robbery* in Ohio when an inmate who was not well-liked by the o...

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by TSS
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fine for CMV Tire Less Than Legal Minimum Tread Depth in USA
Replies: 1
Views: 295

Re: Fine for CMV Tire Less Than Legal Minimum Tread Depth in USA

At a guess, I'd say the fine is probably more than the cost of simply replacing the worn out tire. If it wasn't, what would be the point of charging it? Furthermore, depending on the location that infraction might also carry other penalties such as points against one's license, cancellation of insur...

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by TSS
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jeffrey Epstein 'found dead in cell' in New York
Replies: 159
Views: 10819

Re: Updated: Jeffrey Epstein 'found dead in cell' in New York

What I don't see is any reason to think it is anything other than just another jailhouse suicide. Easy Peezy... Unfamiliarity with MCC, unfamiliarity with the concept of NYC power plays and connections...will lead anyone to conclude all jails (jail systems) are just like Mayberry RFD and Barney Fif...

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by TSS
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CNN Chris Cuomo loses it over "Fredo"
Replies: 68
Views: 2428

Re: CNN Chris Cuomo loses it over "Fredo"

Republicans have been doing it for years. Y'all weren't outraged then. In fact, it was encouraged and applauded. All the name calling, harassing, bullying, death threats, and murder. Y'all did nothing about it then. Y'all want compassion now. Ain't gonna happen, bub. Look at your party and your med...

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Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grand Egyptian Museum
Replies: 2
Views: 425

Re: Grand Egyptian Museum

Do you think that the Grand Egyptian Museum by the Giza Pyramids in Giza, Egypt will help bring a full recovery of American and British tourists to Egypt when it opens next year considering that tourist numbers outside those two countries have pretty much recovered to 2010 levels. I'm not sure. I d...

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by TSS
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can, or will, the SS United States be used again?
Replies: 53
Views: 2234

Re: Can, or will, the SS United States be used again?

Maybe as a hotel and museum ship in either New York City or Newport News. All it would take is money, between $700,000,000 and $1,000,000,000 at last estimate. Also, since asbestos has been removed, the SS United States would be easier and cheaper to convert and restore than it if it's interiors we...

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by TSS
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CNN Chris Cuomo loses it over "Fredo"
Replies: 68
Views: 2428

Re: CNN Chris Cuomo loses it over "Fredo"

Still not seeing the racist name calling in those two incidents..... It's not about racism, regardless of Fredo's claim. It's about liberals feeling free to publicly, and loudly, confront prominent. and not-so-prominent, conservatives. Chris Cuomo believed it was about race. That is why I brought i...

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by TSS
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CNN Chris Cuomo loses it over "Fredo"
Replies: 68
Views: 2428

Re: CNN Chris Cuomo loses it over "Fredo"

Still not seeing the racist name calling in those two incidents..... There are numerous racist terms for Italian-Americans, "Fredo" is not one of them. The term "Fredo" refers to one's intelligence, specifically the (implied) lack thereof, not one's ethnicity. What does race hav...

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by TSS
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CNN Chris Cuomo loses it over "Fredo"
Replies: 68
Views: 2428

Re: CNN Chris Cuomo loses it over "Fredo"

I hope someone calls you a racist slur when you are out with your kids. That will be ok right? So Pathetic. Where’s the “racist” part of this? Read the transcript. Cuomo felt it was, and I think he was right to call out the lowlife. If Cuomo genuinely felt that being called "Fredo" was ra...

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Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can, or will, the SS United States be used again?
Replies: 53
Views: 2234

Re: Can, or will, the SS United States be used again?

True, but a possible use could be floating barracks for soldiers being delivered to their ships or bases, and in this case this hypothetical ship might be able to guide sea missions from its position. Just a thought. That's what planes are for. The military hasn't used ships for transporting men ov...

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Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can, or will, the SS United States be used again?
Replies: 53
Views: 2234

Re: Can, or will, the SS United States be used again?

I personally think if the Queen Mary hotel can succeed, then the SSUS can too. Their situations are totally different. The QM sailed directly to LGB after retirement and was converted while mostly intact. The SSUS has been sitting around deteriorating for the last several decades. In my opinion, th...

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Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can, or will, the SS United States be used again?
Replies: 53
Views: 2234

Re: Can, or will, the SS United States be used again?

an advanced floating navy base for the military. Thoughts? I must have missed this one earlier. The navy already have advanced floating military bases known as aircraft carriers. Should the navy decide they need a different type of floating military base, perhaps as a floating command center, they ...

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Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can, or will, the SS United States be used again?
Replies: 53
Views: 2234

Re: Can, or will, the SS United States be used again?

[photoid][/photoid] I personally think if the Queen Mary hotel can succeed, then the SSUS can too. Their situations are totally different. The QM sailed directly to LGB after retirement and was converted while mostly intact. The SSUS has been sitting around deteriorating for the last several decades...

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by TSS
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can, or will, the SS United States be used again?
Replies: 53
Views: 2234

Re: Can, or will, the SS United States be used again?

What’s historic about her? She’s an old liner that operated for only 16 years, she’s been laid up for the past 41 years, the average American probably wouldn’t have a clue she even existed or if they did that she is still floating today. The liberty bell costs a lot less to maintain than SS United ...

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by TSS
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can, or will, the SS United States be used again?
Replies: 53
Views: 2234

Re: Can, or will, the SS United States be used again?

I honestly thought it already had been scrapped. At any rate the last time this subject came up we found out the interior is entirely gutted, the engines are hopelessly outdated and would require cutting the ship into pieces to remove and replace, and the hull design is several generations behind cu...

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Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antifa Violence
Replies: 167
Views: 14600

Re: Antifa Violence

Tim Pool points out the mainstream media's sharp focus on Far-Right extremist terrorism and corresponding blind spot where Far-Left extremist terrorism is concerned. Dayton Shooter May Be Antifa's First Mass Killer, Could it Be Accelerationism?- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwLrRA8uSxA As has be...

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Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antifa Violence
Replies: 167
Views: 14600

Re: Antifa Violence

Tim Pool points out the mainstream media's sharp focus on Far-Right extremist terrorism and corresponding blind spot where Far-Left extremist terrorism is concerned. Dayton Shooter May Be Antifa's First Mass Killer, Could it Be Accelerationism?- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwLrRA8uSxA

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Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antifa Violence
Replies: 167
Views: 14600

Re: Antifa Violence

Quick recap: Protesting against white supremacists is wrong. There's nothing wrong with peacefully protesting against anything or anyone you want, but: A. ANTIFA have shown a marked fondness for unsubstantiated name-calling and a propensity for labeling anyone who doesn't share their extreme radica...

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Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Scammy Pop-Up Windows
Replies: 9
Views: 1475

Re: Scammy Pop-Up Windows

Here's the web address for the "Your System Is Infected With Three Viruses!" phishing website- "http://your-mac-security-analysis.net.hgizfh.fxikcfl3278vr2bb2g9ktwotxq.xyz/fx/en/index.php?browser=Safari&fred=1&app=Mac%20Speedup%20Pro&hul=rs.eujmj3g.space&cep=4CIfoQsJAc...

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by TSS
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Scammy Pop-Up Windows
Replies: 9
Views: 1475

Scammy Pop-Up Windows

For the last week or two, occasionally but not every time I click on a thread or go to log in here a pop-up window appears hawking one of two classic phishing scams: Either "Your Flash Player may be out of date! Just click here to update to the newest version!" or "Our scans show your...

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by TSS
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Titanic Replica in Belfast
Replies: 22
Views: 1208

Re: Possibility of Titanic Replica in Belfast

What I'm surprised at is that no one's built a full-scale replica of Titanic as a Las Vegas resort-casino. The Grand Staircase would lead to the casino floor; waitresses could wear... um... swimwear... A massive ship that unluckily sank on it's maiden voyage wouldn't seem to be a great theme for as...

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Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antifa Violence
Replies: 167
Views: 14600

Re: Antifa Violence

Antifa Plans 10 Day "Siege" At US Border, Art Depicts Fire Bombs And Terror- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zp6RKOsVp2g

Inside violent anarchist group Antifa- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUu46J_OHQ4&t=257s

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by TSS
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White supremacist violence responsible for spike in US domestic terror arrests, FBI says
Replies: 89
Views: 4409

Re: White supremacist violence responsible for spike in US domestic terror arrests, FBI says

Oh come on, now, stop sugar coating it. It was a Muslim ban . No one is sugar coating anything. The travel ban was to prevent Muslim terrorists from coming here, obviously. That was the whole point of the ban. As mentioned elsewhere, it only affected Muslims from a few countries that Obama identifi...

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Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct post office
Replies: 16
Views: 769

Re: The correct post office

Main post office in Reno, Nevada-

Image

(It stood in as the Reno Police Department in the film Sister Act)

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by TSS
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hollywood’s Greatest: You’re a-List
Replies: 18
Views: 818

Re: Hollywood’s Greatest: You’re a-List

You missed John Wayne. He's definitely in there, but top 20. I had him in my top 10, but had to chose between him and Eastwood. The correct order is: John Wayne Clint Eastwood Charles Bronson Interesting mini-list. While I can't argue that any of them aren't "Hollywood Greats", I don't co...

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by TSS
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who will be running for the next UK prime minister?
Replies: 65
Views: 6727

Re: Will Theresa May be re-elected as the UK prime minister?

I really hope that Boris' election is a big help to the Scottish independence movement. I wouldn't be so sure. Support for Scottish independence has dwindled since the referendum 5 years ago and the SNP who are the main advocates for independence have yet to demonstrate how Scotland will be better ...

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by TSS
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Where do old/discontinued J class seat products end up?
Replies: 19
Views: 2840

Re: Where do old/discontinued J class seat products end up?

I think most of ours were given away, sold, used for cabin trainers, etc. At least a dozen ended up in company break rooms and offices. It's one of those things people in middle management like to give away to get their name known. Thanks for the insider note! Interesting because these could easily...

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by TSS
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female
Replies: 208
Views: 10843

Re: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female

At the end of the day, the guy is asking for a job leading millions of people, more than half of them women, and at the same time, saying he can't handle women. On the contrary, he has adopted a method of dealing with women that keeps everyone on the up-and-up and leaves no room for misunderstandin...

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by TSS
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20
Replies: 83
Views: 6298

Re: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20

Australian Isaac Butterfield goes over the plan of attack for Storm Area 51 (NSFW- Language)- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZpsttOMNZE

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by TSS
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20
Replies: 83
Views: 6298

Re: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20

It was nothing more than a joke from the beginning. Well, that's disappointing. Given getting to Area 51 requires crossing the Nellis Test Range, I was secretly hoping the Air Force would coincidentally choose the day for low-altitude fly-bys and a few practice drops too. Might have made for some g...

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