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by TSS
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans and electric stoves
Replies: 80
Views: 1916

Re: Americans and electric stoves

Here in France fuel oil tanks are fairly common for heating in older houses, usually in more rural areas. However the tanks are often in the basement, yikes ! In old episodes of "This Old House", I've seen Norm & Company have to deal with basement-located oil tanks. Apparently they're...

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Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who will be running for the next UK prime minister?
Replies: 38
Views: 4392

Re: Who will be running for the next UK prime minister?

I asked the opinion a few days back of the son of a former Conservative MP as to who to vote for, he replies "not the one I went to school with". I then recalled he was an old Etonian and the remark was aimed at Boris. He went on to say that he was awful at school, and nothing has changed...

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by TSS
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans and electric stoves
Replies: 80
Views: 1916

Re: Americans and electric stoves

Interesting things about gas ranges fired with propane: Propane adaption on ranges I have seen do not provide as high a maximum BTUs as natural gas. Orifices need to be changed out. On the plus side, it is interesting how long a 5 or 10 gallon tank will power a range - far longer than the BBQs you ...

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by TSS
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best coupe under 65k
Replies: 32
Views: 884

Re: Best coupe under 65k

But the 124 does not have a hard top available that I've seen. The Mx-5 does. Both great cars. Isn't the new 124 just an MX-5 with a Fiat badge and somewhat different styling? Are there any mechanical differences between the two? Yes the 124 and Mx-5 have different powerplants and transmissions as ...

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by TSS
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans and electric stoves
Replies: 80
Views: 1916

Re: Americans and electric stoves

R It is very simple, the area you are in is largely sourced with cheap hydo electricity. it is not unusual to see residences with electric home heat, easily one of the most wasteful uses of electricity. Really, any use of electricity for resistive heat such as water heaters, stoves, baseboard heate...

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by TSS
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best coupe under 65k
Replies: 32
Views: 884

Re: Best coupe under 65k

Yall are crazy. The correct answer is Miata. Miata is always the answer. Get the a nice new ND and save more than half your budget and get a car that won't become a garage queen. Get the Fiat 124 instead, much nicer than the MX-5 ;) http://gtspirit.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/1104380_124Spider40...

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by TSS
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How well do top loading high efficiency washers clean clothes?
Replies: 15
Views: 519

Re: How well do top loading high efficiency washers clean clothes?

And the front gasket is a pain in the ass to keep clean, mildew free. Ideally you'd like to keep the door ajar, but then the weight of the door could affect the door latch (and sensor again). I read articles some years back on the then-new front-loading washing machines that controlling mildew on t...

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by TSS
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Sues Walmart Over Jetblack
Replies: 28
Views: 2628

Re: JetBlue Sues Walmart Over Jetblack

Didn't we have another case of an airline trying to sue a completely unrelated company with a kinda but not very similar name recently? Not that I'm aware of, but recently McDonald's sued Irish fast food chain Supermac's over the use of any form of "Mac" in relation to fast food burgers b...

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by TSS
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best coupe under 65k
Replies: 32
Views: 884

Re: Best coupe under 65k

Here's one: 1972 Cadillac Eldorado-

Full specs and price- http://www.larrycamuso.com/content/1972-cadillac-eldorado-coupe

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by TSS
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans and electric stoves
Replies: 80
Views: 1916

Re: Americans and electric stoves

Hank Hill has a sad.. Indeed. Now try mentioning a gas floor furnace to anyone from outside the Southeastern US... They will have no earthly idea what you're talking about. When I was growing up, we had one of these. Cascade Natural Gas had to come every October and light the pilot and back every A...

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by TSS
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans and electric stoves
Replies: 80
Views: 1916

Re: Americans and electric stoves

Pyrex wrote:
seb146 wrote:
Who has gas delivered and stored in tanks? I have never heard of this.


Hank Hill has a sad..


Indeed. Now try mentioning a gas floor furnace to anyone from outside the Southeastern US... They will have no earthly idea what you're talking about.

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by TSS
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans and electric stoves
Replies: 80
Views: 1916

Re: Americans and electric stoves

Who has gas delivered and stored in tanks? I have never heard of this. Maybe it is an East Coast thing. It's more of a rural thing. If you live outside the city limits or in a small town that doesn't have gas lines, you can get propane service wherein a tank (usually 80 to 100 gallons for a single-...

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by TSS
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shoes, feet...
Replies: 22
Views: 716

Re: Shoes, feet...

I have two "active" pairs of shoes that I wear at least every other day, plus a pair of bear claw* house shoes that I wear in the winter. I have numerous "inactive" (usually formerly active ones that are too worn to wear on a regular basis but are still functional) pairs of shoes...

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by TSS
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook announces the "Libra" Cryptocurrency
Replies: 8
Views: 832

Re: Facebook announces the "Libra" Cryptocurrency

Maxine Waters moves to block Facebook's new cryptocurrency-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WpUeZSVCCc

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by TSS
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Big engines planes (2030+) - how will look like?
Replies: 10
Views: 1500

Re: Big engines planes (2030+) - how will look like?

It is Lockheed proposal for galaxy replacement. Wings unpressurised Idea was to mount engines on wing which carry it and less structure to hold weight on tail Ah. Lockheed might want to consider this proposal as a better starting point, then- https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/gerryanderson/images...

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by TSS
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Big engines planes (2030+) - how will look like?
Replies: 10
Views: 1500

Re: Big engines planes (2030+) - how will look like?

https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/styles/full_width/public/thumbnails/image/hwb_demo_own_compass-sm.png?itok=1jyze4rD Wow... what all is going on in that rendering?!? 1. BWB / "Flying Wing"- Okay, proven as a concept but not without serious challenges when one tries to adapt it to ...

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by TSS
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook announces the "Libra" Cryptocurrency
Replies: 8
Views: 832

Re: Facebook announces the "Libra" Cryptocurrency

Given that it is a payment platform the rules and regulations that govern its use are much more stringent than those of a social media site that may or may not be classified as a platform or publisher. I don't think it will be an issue. And if it were, it would surely get the eyes of regulatory aut...

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by TSS
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I have a theory about dragons
Replies: 30
Views: 1141

Re: I have a theory about dragons

All of the bears and coyotes but the forest is not littered with their bones? After all the other scavengers of the forest have stripped a corpse of its soft tissues, beavers will eat the remaining bones for the calcium. That's why after a year all there was left of a certain aviator who went missi...

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by TSS
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I have a theory about dragons
Replies: 30
Views: 1141

Re: I have a theory about dragons

Why is it that cultures in the Americas never had dragons? We did have at least two: Quetzalcoatl, which translates to "feathered serpent"- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quetzalcoatl Also the "Horned Serpent", similar in description to a lindorm or lindworm of Northern Europe- h...

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by TSS
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I have a theory about dragons
Replies: 30
Views: 1141

Re: I have a theory about dragons

As far as Loch Ness, it could be a sturgeon. When engineers were building the first dam on the Columbia River, they saw massive sturgeon. They didn't know what to think of it. Possibly, but sturgeon seem to prefer the moving water of rivers over the still water of lakes, but there may be species of...

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by TSS
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Calling all female Anet’ers...
Replies: 47
Views: 3214

Re: Calling all female Anet’ers...

Hi, female here. Lurker for several years. I am fairly new to the aviation world. I cannot converse well in “aviation speak” yet, and so I learn a lot here, but I don’t post. Not a problem, welcome aboard! If you haven't already, check out the Tech/Ops forum. Responses there tend to be more "J...

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by TSS
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Public proposals: romantic or idiotic
Replies: 22
Views: 1264

Re: Public proposals: romantic or idiotic

Last public proposal I personally know of, the future bride asked the future groom not five minutes earlier when he would finally propose. She was actually getting impatient. Strange thing is, she didn't see the proposal coming, even though it was quite obvious he was, finally, going to. Yikes! Red...

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by TSS
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Public proposals: romantic or idiotic
Replies: 22
Views: 1264

Re: Public proposals: romantic or idiotic

They are stupid and come off as insincere. There shouldn't be anyone else around during a proposal. It should be just between the couple. Agreed, agreed, and agreed. Plus as numerous others have pointed out, what if she says no? And the guy asking for permission from the father is stupid as well. S...

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by TSS
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 320
Views: 13588

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

These were attacked in almost the same spot as the four last month, correct? My guess is that last month's relatively minor apparent ramming attack was a warning to show tankers just how vulnerable they are, and this attack is a much clearer warning. It'll be interesting to see who, if anyone, take...

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by TSS
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 320
Views: 13588

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

These were attacked in almost the same spot as the four last month, correct? My guess is that last month's relatively minor apparent ramming attack was a warning to show tankers just how vulnerable they are, and this attack is a much clearer warning. It'll be interesting to see who, if anyone, takes...

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by TSS
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gender Wage Gap in Airlines
Replies: 48
Views: 1884

Re: Gender Wage Gap in Airlines

Magog wrote:
The OP could have learned something had they stuck around. But apparently facts are less important to them than desired beliefs.


It would appear so- https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1419613

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by TSS
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why can’t aircraft maximize fuselage space by using ceiling space?
Replies: 34
Views: 3570

Re: Why can’t aircraft maximize fuselage space by using ceiling space?

Forget bunks, labs, and cargo. Put lounges up there! Couches and seats on the sides and the pathway in the middle so you can stand/walk. It could be an EK style bar, 70s style lounge, or flying mobile airline lounge. Nowhere near room enough to stand up, even in the middle. You might could put down...

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by TSS
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gender Wage Gap in Airlines
Replies: 48
Views: 1884

Re: Gender Wage Gap in Airlines

I'm just correcting your error. What you’re doing is what we in reality call semantic bullshitting. Meanwhile outside the borders of lala Land: https://scholar.harvard.edu/bolotnyy/publications/why-do-women-earn-less-men-evidence-bus-and-train-operators-job-market-paper Whoops. You wrote "Anyo...

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by TSS
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYPD Apologizes for Stonewall
Replies: 6
Views: 915

Re: NYPD Apologizes for Stonewall

I'm not a conservative snowflake, far from it, but isn't a month a bit long ? Same with black history month. Are there other months like that ? Go for a week, maybe ? There are things we are just now able to talk about. The Upstairs Lounge massacre, Until Seb mentioned it, I was not aware of the Up...

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by TSS
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System
Replies: 101
Views: 5364

Re: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System

"Almost every nation on Earth has fallen under the yoke of tyranny—the metric system," Carlson said. "From Beijing to Buenos Aires, from Lusaka to London, the people of the world have been forced to measure their environment in millimeters and kilograms. "The United States is th...

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by TSS
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Climate Change
Replies: 151
Views: 6675

Re: Consequences of Climate Change

At least with aviation and shipping goods and/or people are being moved from Point A to Point B. Cruise ships are apparently notorious polluters and they only move people from Point A the long way round back to Point A. https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesellsmoor/2019/04/26/cruise-ship-pollution-is-...

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by TSS
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Climate Change
Replies: 151
Views: 6675

Re: Consequences of Climate Change

Yeah, I could. Ask someone who knows me. I recycle, drive a car that gets 35+mpg and all the other good stuff. But, you can't worry about everything and something which won't affect me isn't high on my list. I also find this is quite amusing on an aircraft website, since airlines (although really n...

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by TSS
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alabama mayor suggested 'killing out' gay people
Replies: 25
Views: 1465

Re: Alabama mayor suggested 'killing out' gay people

The staunchest and most radical LGBT opponents are very often trying to hide something about themselves... Are you suggesting that when two "good ol' boys" go hunting together for entire weekends on a regular basis yet always seem to come home empty-handed that something might be going on...

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by TSS
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alabama mayor suggested 'killing out' gay people
Replies: 25
Views: 1465

Re: Alabama mayor suggested 'killing out' gay people

readytotaxi wrote:
I would worry if he was representative of the South.

He is not representative of the South as a whole nor of Alabama specifically. He is, however, not atypical of Carbon Hill.

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by TSS
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fear of aircraft lavatories
Replies: 19
Views: 2660

Re: Fear of aircraft lavatories

I hate the toilet on the 1st generation A330. It is not the fear of getting sucked, but just the really loud noise that somehow freaks me out. Does the newer built A330 has a better sounding toilet? A vacuum toilet makes a sucking sound. I don't think designers design with flushing sounds in mind.....

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by TSS
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why retract flaps on the ground?
Replies: 51
Views: 6678

Re: Why retract flaps on the ground?

It would be inaccurate to say there is no aerodynamic drag at taxi speed. You're moving an object through the air, after all. It's just so little drag as to be insignificant. Exactly. As I understand it aerodynamic drag makes little difference up to about 40 mph and then increases exponentially aft...

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by TSS
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Bars Cruise Ships From Visiting Cuba
Replies: 63
Views: 3277

Re: Trump Bars Cruise Ships From Visiting Cuba

Good, no reason U.S. money should be flowing into Cuba to prop up the regime. No reason money should be propping Saudi Arabia, China, Russia, or Vietnam, but here we are sending them money and overlooking their regime tactics. All true, but good ol' common sense dictates that it's a good idea to ma...

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by TSS
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republicans attend rally to carve out new Christian state:
Replies: 24
Views: 5599

Re: Republicans attend rally to carve out new Christian state:

This is fascinating. Who has been calling for deportation of " ... LEGAL Americans like Jews, Blacks, Latinos, LGBTQ... "? And, to where are they to be deported? Looking for specifics, citations to names, dates, sources. Very interested in learning something here. As am I. While we're ask...

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by TSS
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do you even make friends in today's age.
Replies: 65
Views: 5990

Re: How do you even make friends in today's age.

If making friends is hard, going on a date is apparently harder. So I did last night. We went to see art, listened to music and had something to eat. I really had a great time. But in the end I wanted to leave it at that I just go home by myself. Basically, be friends and not lovers. Let's say that...

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by TSS
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any watch nerds here? Need some advice.
Replies: 17
Views: 1193

Re: Any watch nerds here? Need some advice.

IMO the Explorer II is a bit of an ugly duckling, if you're going for a Rolex GMT then the GMT Master II is the one to have, although I think there is certain stigma to wearers of Rolex tool watches. https://www.tidssonen.no/cms/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/rolex-gmt-master-ii-126710blro-06179.jpg Fa...

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by TSS
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any watch nerds here? Need some advice.
Replies: 17
Views: 1193

Re: Any watch nerds here? Need some advice.

For whatever reason neither image is showing up, just a "minus" sign within a grey circle that when you click on it opens a blank page with the title "lh3 Googleusercontent.com" and a closed lock beside that. Sight unseen, I'd say go with whichever one has less of a Flavor-Flav ...

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by TSS
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net dating
Replies: 91
Views: 9823

Re: Airliners.net dating

There was a girl (excuse me, woman) who posted here quite a lot - way back when, but I cannot recall her user name. She lived (lives still) in New Orleans. --- Fact is, it takes a woman of exceptional fortitude to tolerate the male-dominated world of online aviation forums; too many guys go scent-m...

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by TSS
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why retract flaps on the ground?
Replies: 51
Views: 6678

Re: Why retract flaps on the ground?

Uh. What? There is no basis of fact on any of this, nice try though. Maybe he taxies his jet in the middle of typhoons all the time. :) It does raise an interesting question though... if one were to taxy on a conveyor belt, what would be the ideal flap setting? :duck: V/F The ideal flap configurati...

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by TSS
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any watch nerds here? Need some advice.
Replies: 17
Views: 1193

Re: Any watch nerds here? Need some advice.

For whatever reason neither image is showing up, just a "minus" sign within a grey circle that when you click on it opens a blank page with the title "lh3 Googleusercontent.com" and a closed lock beside that. Sight unseen, I'd say go with whichever one has less of a Flavor-Flav G...

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by TSS
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Same Products In Stores
Replies: 12
Views: 855

Re: The Same Products In Stores

Roseauers and Super One are probably the best examples of regional chains in the Northwest. Those still had the same things I saw at Safeway and Kroeger (they are called Fred Meyer in the Pacific Northwest). How far would I have to go to get something different? Not just beer but anything? Because ...

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by TSS
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Same Products In Stores
Replies: 12
Views: 855

Re: The Same Products In Stores

Another reason may be the store you went to. For example, a Walmart or Kroger in California or Oregon may have similar items to one in St. Louis as they are national chains, but to get local stuff in STL you would have to go to a midwest grocery store chain like Schnucks as their items are sourced ...

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by TSS
Fri May 31, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Media Spinning MO abortion "ban"
Replies: 389
Views: 20255

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

I have. I fundamentally believe, and I am not a religious person AT ALL I might add, that abortion is wrong and saying it is the affected women's choice only is overly simplistic and inherently inconsistent to most other societal and economic ideas the people who are most pro choice advocate for. W...

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by TSS
Tue May 28, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do you guys feel about spiritual superstition?
Replies: 7
Views: 698

Re: How do you guys feel about spiritual superstition?

Whoa whoa, wait wait wait!!! So...Your friends who had taken some hallucinogenic substances got all antsy when you vandalised some property by a feat that the spirits or satan were going to get you, and then they tell you its because no one can prove something doesn't exist? I'd say: Grow up and st...

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by TSS
Mon May 27, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republicans attend rally to carve out new Christian state:
Replies: 24
Views: 5599

Re: Republicans attend rally to carve out new Christian state:

Republicans are praising individual number one as god like https://washingtonmonthly.com/2019/03/22/christian-nationalists-have-made-trump-their-savior/ Even self proclaimed "christian" leaders think he is holy https://twitter.com/franklin_graham/status/936576088213467136?lang=en https://...

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by TSS
Thu May 23, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Man threatens to Kill as Every Girl he sees..Gets Probation
Replies: 32
Views: 2134

Re: Man threatens to Kill as Every Girl he sees..Gets Probation

I honestly don't get incels to be honest. Don't they realize that there are ways to lose their virginity without falling in love with someone? It's not just about losing their virginity, they have wildly unrealistic if not downright impossible standards about the person to whom they lose their virg...

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