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by Okie
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Huge Explosion In Beirut
Replies: 38
Views: 1786

Re: Huge Explosion In Beirut

The only time I have ever seen reddish brown smoke like that in the secondary explosion (not counting the vapor/condensation cloud) was from rocket propellant.

Anybody know anything about Hezbollah and rockets?

Okie

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by Okie
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item
Replies: 240
Views: 7788

Re: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item

https://katu.com/news/local/deadliest-m ... hots-fired

Okie
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Thank goodness things are quieting down.

Only 150 gun shots fired last night in Portland by "mostly peaceful demonstrators".

https://katu.com/news/local/deadliest-m ... hots-fired

Okie

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by Okie
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I’m a sucker
Replies: 25
Views: 1145

Re: I’m a sucker

We had finished up for the day on a project and all the people on the project were hanging around before heading home shooting the %$#&. One of the guys said he had been looking for an ant and spider killer for his backyard. Said he had tried several to no avail that were child and animal/pet sa...

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by Okie
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tips: for or against?
Replies: 98
Views: 2765

Re: Tips: for or against?

What I have noticed is the print out of the ticket has continuously increased in the amount of recommended tip. Customary used to be 10% with a little extra for excellent service. Then printed on the ticket 10%=xxx,12.5%=xxx and 15%=xxx Then it jumped to 15%, 17.5% and 20% The other night the ticket...

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by Okie
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Heat Wave Across the United States
Replies: 13
Views: 1073

Re: Heat Wave Across the United States

Been a colder than usual summer here and the previous year as well. It has been running around 86f/30c when in the past 97f/36c. That electricity alligator outside my house that provides the air conditioning is not eating nearly as many chickens as years past. I think it is high time to IMMEDIATELY ...

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by Okie
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Emergency oxygen cylinders European airlines
Replies: 14
Views: 2598

Re: Emergency oxygen cylinders European airlines

The portable oxygen concentrators seem to be relatively prevalent these days. I see many people with them among my travels but have not seen one on an aircraft. I know the manufacturers claim them to be airline acceptable but I have not seen nor heard of anyone using one on a commercial airline. Wha...

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by Okie
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Explosions across Iran
Replies: 35
Views: 1820

Re: Explosions across Iran

But you can't make an actual case against Zoom and its founder Eric Yuan/Yuán Zhēng is a mole and has designed his systems to spy based solely on his being born in China I can't answer about being a "mole" but DHS was quite aware clear back in February. The first part of April Nancy Pelos...

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by Okie
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Explosions across Iran
Replies: 35
Views: 1820

Re: Explosions across Iran

I strongly doubt it’s preventative maintenance, that just doesn’t cause critical pieces of infrastructure to blow up regularly every several days all of a sudden. Even if it was why is their economy in bad shape? US sanctions, so not Iran’s fault. It isn’t internal dissident group, these were compl...

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by Okie
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Explosions across Iran
Replies: 35
Views: 1820

Re: Explosions across Iran

Either Iran is having some awful luck, or Israel is being a naught boy. And just like that. All the sudden Zoom has been found to contain Zero day vulnerabilities when a country has been ravaged with Covid 19 and has to use Zoom to protect transmission of the virus. Stuxnet anyone, target was SCADA...

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by Okie
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airplane! On Netflix starting today
Replies: 46
Views: 3995

Re: Airplane! On Netflix starting today

LittleFokker wrote:
George Zipp was Stryker's best friend who died in the raid over Macho Grande.


Nobody gets over Macho Grande


Okie

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by Okie
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It's back! F1 2020 Season
Replies: 102
Views: 4649

Re: It's back! F1 2020 Season

Well a few shocks in qualifying. Shock 1 - Hamilton not on pole after dominating all the practice sessions. He's also under investigation for allegedly not slowing when Bottas went off. Shock 2 - Lando Norris in P4 (might yet be P3!) driving a McLaren. I'll say that again, Lando Norris driving a Mc...

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by Okie
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pandemic Risks Insurance
Replies: 14
Views: 856

Re: Pandemic Risks Insurance

My questions are: 1) What insurance company could evaluate such a risks, and issue a policy? 2) Surely such insurance would not be affordable? 3) The call is for the government to provide some assistance/ backing for such insurance. I think this is a very bad idea. 1. Any business that is licensed ...

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by Okie
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled
Replies: 75
Views: 3923

Re: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled

4 Shot, two deaths.
Quite an example considering the size/population of chop/chaz. crime rate for murder has to be right up there what 500 people 4 shootings per week x 52 weeks makes 208 people per year. 41% per year on shootings and 20% murder rate.

Okie

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by Okie
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are the most commented threads on Airliners.net? (2020)
Replies: 23
Views: 807

Re: What are the most commented threads on Airliners.net? (2020)

The conveyor belt thread has to be right up there with the most replies to a post but 9/11 and 737Max has to be up there as well.

Okie

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by Okie
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years on airliners.net
Replies: 36
Views: 1885

Re: 20 years on airliners.net

Looking like we are going to have to get out and bust all the barnacles off these posters. :yes:

Okie

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by Okie
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The culture wars reach branding
Replies: 98
Views: 3696

Re: The culture wars reach branding

seahawk wrote:
So now all minorities will removed from Brandings?


You have to realize that this campaign is to remove any idea that anything related to any minority can be successful.
Once you comprehend that, then you will understand the where the cancel society is going.

Okie

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by Okie
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis To Disband Police
Replies: 174
Views: 6607

Re: Minneapolis To Disband Police

We had the police go on strike here in 1975 for three days It was fun sitting in class looking out the window at all the drag races going on. You really had to be careful walking home when crossing the street. The thieves did not bother robbing stores as much as they stole trucks and hit the warehou...

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by Okie
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How the Economy Recovers and We Get Back to Work
Replies: 173
Views: 10084

Re: How the Economy Recovers and We Get Back to Work

One big problem with the 'reopening' of business and workplaces is the fear of liability of workers or customers claiming they got Covid-19 from them. With the ability to file a lawsuit at a whim in the USA, it will likely delay reopenings or only with counterproductive or unprofitable limits of oc...

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by Okie
Wed May 27, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crowded Pool Party in the Ozarks
Replies: 60
Views: 2848

Re: Crowded Pool Party in the Ozarks

People need to shelter in place, only go out for essential goods and when they do they need to wear a mask. When one needs to recreate it needs to be done within a ten mile radius as to not spread the virus to other communities. Rut Roh sounds serious indeed. A governor in every bedroom is a social...

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by Okie
Wed May 20, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Government reform: firing of officials
Replies: 50
Views: 1973

Re: Government reform: firing of officials

casinterest wrote:
And that is different from Barr getting some of Trump's biggest buddies off how?


Are you claiming to have leaks from the Durham investigation or just parroting?

Okie

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by Okie
Wed May 20, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Government reform: firing of officials
Replies: 50
Views: 1973

Re: Government reform: firing of officials

With any luck Barr will get the DOJ and FBI out of the business of politics and back into the business of criminal investigations. For that his resignation would be a giant leap forward. But you got it right, politics doesn't have a place in law enforcement. The DoJ position on criminally prosecuti...

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by Okie
Tue May 19, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mt St Helens Blows Her Top - 40 Years Ago Today
Replies: 16
Views: 774

Re: Mt St Helens Blows Her Top - 40 Years Ago Today

I was young at well but remember the videos on the news and NOVA that were quite impressive. What I found interesting was several days afterward due to the wind flow there was volcano dust that would settle in OKC. Easily evident on hoods of light colored automobiles if that sat in one spot for very...

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by Okie
Tue May 19, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine
Replies: 86
Views: 5699

Re: Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine

Trump is now well aware that we're on the cusp of the death toll in the United States surpassing 100,000, thus putting us in the range of the initial death projections that terrified the country initially. That will be a very, very bad look, so he's distracting accordingly to muddy the media narrat...

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by Okie
Mon May 18, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Government reform: firing of officials
Replies: 50
Views: 1973

Re: Government reform: firing of officials

Clearly they never envisioned a President dismissing people and basing their qualification based on loyalty. That kind of stuff could have been seen in monarchies and was later seen in dictators; they would have never envisioned someone being dismissed because of a small disagreement or because the...

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by Okie
Mon May 18, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Government reform: firing of officials
Replies: 50
Views: 1973

Re: Government reform: firing of officials

So if a position is meant to be confirmed by the Senate, why can't Congress approve a dismissal? That's the line of reform I think needs to happen Tin foil hat there! The Legislative Branch is not the HR department of the Executive Branch. The only requirement is for approval of position, the appoi...

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by Okie
Sat May 16, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington State Requires ID for Resturant Service
Replies: 61
Views: 2729

Re: Washington State Requires ID for Resturant Service

There are a few place that require a number (modern world, enter your info on a tablet) so they have to end up entering some fake number. If they are young I give them my area code then 8675-309 although you have to break it up 867-5309. If it is an older person they smile real big and punch it in ...

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by Okie
Sat May 16, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lockheed, uniquely talented company
Replies: 40
Views: 3061

Re: Lockheed, uniquely talented company

Military aircraft are more often than not selected through political lobbyism, bribery and similar non-aircraft related matters. I figured when they started naming each B-2 after a State from the get go. Then that would be a sure fire method to make sure funds would be available until there were at...

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by Okie
Sat May 16, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington State Requires ID for Resturant Service
Replies: 61
Views: 2729

Re: Washington State Requires ID for Resturant Service

Gov Inslee backed off the requirement and is now making it voluntary. I figured as much. There were a few restaurants here, for a short period of time, taking your cell phone number and paging your phone when your table was available instead of the flashing pager. By giving them your phone number y...

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by Okie
Sat May 16, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington State Requires ID for Resturant Service
Replies: 61
Views: 2729

Re: Washington State Requires ID for Resturant Service

Basically yes, I do. He, his administration is pushing the intrusive surveillance section 215 of Patriot Act. So he supports intrusive elements of it. Barr had added the amicus curiae to the house bill. Leahy and Lee amendment in the final senate bill limited his power. So that addresses FISA abuse...

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by Okie
Sat May 16, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington State Requires ID for Resturant Service
Replies: 61
Views: 2729

Re: Washington State Requires ID for Resturant Service

The governor wants your ID, phone number, email and wants to know where you came from and where you are going in order to get food.I am some how seeing a pattern here.Of course you do; you see a conspiracy theory in everything. Bless your little heart... Well after being on the business end of Phil...

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by Okie
Wed May 13, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington State Requires ID for Resturant Service
Replies: 61
Views: 2729

Re: Washington State Requires ID for Resturant Service

Apparently only Indian Tribes are the only group mastered this. I have a relative that works for an Indigenous Tribe. To clarify that for you. If the tribe has Casino/Gambling/Gaming they have as much and most likely more information on a person than the three main credit services. Signing up to us...

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by Okie
Wed May 13, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington State Requires ID for Resturant Service
Replies: 61
Views: 2729

Re: Washington State Requires ID for Resturant Service

Do you really think that the local diner and the big chain restaurant are going to collect an entire questionnaire about my life? Are you really under the impression that they'll just collect info on you and leave it unattended? I can't make you read nor comprehend the article that quotes Inslee. W...

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by Okie
Wed May 13, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington State Requires ID for Resturant Service
Replies: 61
Views: 2729

Re: Washington State Requires ID for Resturant Service

einsteinboricua wrote:
Giving the "gubmint" information it already has?


WAKE UP Einstein. Damn! There is already offers on the internet for pictures of the logs with your name address email ID which has your birthdate and phone number and they have not even opened up yet.


Okie

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by Okie
Wed May 13, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lockheed, uniquely talented company
Replies: 40
Views: 3061

Re: Lockheed, uniquely talented company

Years ago I had a Tech that was retired AF.
His comment on several occasions was "you go to Lockheed for innovation and Boeing for airplanes"

Okie

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by Okie
Wed May 13, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington State Requires ID for Resturant Service
Replies: 61
Views: 2729

Washington State Requires ID for Resturant Service

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/restaurant ... r-records/


The governor wants your ID, phone number, email and wants to know where you came from and where you are going in order to get food.

I am some how seeing a pattern here.

Okie
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https://www.cbsnews.com/news/restaurant ... r-records/


The governor wants your ID, phone number, email and wants to know where you came from and where you are going in order to get food.

I am some how seeing a pattern here.

Okie

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by Okie
Tue May 12, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2000 Former DOJ and FBI call on Barr to resign over Flynn
Replies: 61
Views: 3266

Re: 2000 Former DOJ and FBI call on Barr to resign over Flynn

Hmm so 2000 former DOJ and FBI agents are asking Barr to step down why? This is about the third time that the "former agents from the previous administration" which are former for a reason have posted something about the DOJ or FBI operations. They can file legal at anytime they would wis...

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by Okie
Tue May 12, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2000 Former DOJ and FBI call on Barr to resign over Flynn
Replies: 61
Views: 3266

Re: 2000 Former DOJ and FBI call on Barr to resign over Flynn

Why else would the prosecutors step down in protest? Looks like it must get a more than frustrating when you spend a couple years illegally trying to deny an American Citizen their constitutional rights and get caught. Does not want to lose his retirement than face disciplinary would be my best gue...

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by Okie
Fri May 08, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A bad day for Liebherr in Rostock
Replies: 7
Views: 729

Re: A bad day for Liebherr in Rostock

I wonder if the hook manufacturer didn't make an overload test? Bad calculation or casting mistake? It would be interesting to know but my best keyboard material engineering "guess" from the pictures available is that the nut or whatever mechanism that retained the swivel failed. The shaf...

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by Okie
Wed May 06, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil and the Economy
Replies: 32
Views: 1497

Re: Oil and the Economy

I was hoping Okie would chime in with a more nuanced answer, but I guess this is as good as we will get for now. It just depends on the play. The Permian Basin, The Stack and Scoop plays right off hand can be profitable at $35 bbl if they do not have a bunch of overrides. Other plays like the Missi...

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by Okie
Tue May 05, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A bad day for Liebherr in Rostock
Replies: 7
Views: 729

Re: A bad day for Liebherr in Rostock

So on Saturday was the load test for a 5,000 ton capacity crane, lifting 5,500 lb in the test. Before the barge that was the test weight was lifted out of the water, it appears the massive 4 way hook fractured, causing slack in the line and a whiplash. The crane went over backwards in a total failu...

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by Okie
Mon May 04, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CF6-50 start: what is that sound?
Replies: 13
Views: 2317

Re: CF6-50 start: what is that sound?

Ok, that very clear, thanks. Btw, is it the rotating fan that is producing the so characteristic sound of the CF6-50? The LM2500 turbine which is basically a CF6 is used often in power generation. The flame front in the burners and entropy waves and vorticity waves through the turbine blades. Here ...

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by Okie
Sun May 03, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CF6-50 start: what is that sound?
Replies: 13
Views: 2317

Re: CF6-50 start: what is that sound?

The noise "growl" you hear at about the 50 sec mark is the harmonics of the flame front when the fuel is introduced. You can see the condensation from the air starter up until the turbine becomes self sufficient to accelerate rotational speed up to idle and the starter is dropped out. The ...

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by Okie
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil price crash
Replies: 223
Views: 7744

Re: Oil price crash

Yes but in the end futures represent a delivery contract of 1000 barrels on a specific date at a specific location.So behind it there is always a physical delivery. There is always a settlement by the last day of the contract it is not always physical delivery. By the same token as I indicated up t...

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by Okie
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil price crash
Replies: 223
Views: 7744

Re: Oil price crash

1. He's not talking about pumping oil back into empty wells. He alludes to mixing varieties by dismissing the properties of each one (oil is oil), meaning that it'll be contaminated. That's why I brought up the analogies: it's not that it can't be done; it's that it's not practical. If you were to ...

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by Okie
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil price crash
Replies: 223
Views: 7744

Re: Oil price crash

-Why not pump the oil into oil wells? Ok, it will mix the oil varieties, but oil is oil. Would you drink salt water mixed with fresh water? Water is water. Would you make a drink using ethyl alcohol and rubbing alcohol? Alcohol is alcohol. Would you make a cheesecake out of cheddar and gouda cheese...

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by Okie
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil price crash
Replies: 223
Views: 7744

Re: Oil price crash

Here are a few idea's: -why don't they use aircraft as tanks to store oil?Perhaps start with aircraft in scrapyards?There must be thousands of stored aircraft across the deserts, including military aircraft.It's free oil.-Why not pump the oil into oil wells? Ok, it will mix the oil varieties, but o...

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by Okie
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil price crash
Replies: 223
Views: 7744

Re: Oil price crash

einsteinboricua wrote:
-$11.42 (-162.5%)



Does anyone remember the Crypto Currency that Maduro made that was based on Oil so it would never lose value. :roll:


Okie

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by Okie
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil price crash
Replies: 223
Views: 7744

Re: Oil price crash

This is just the May contract that expires tomorrow. I think Wednesday, we should see the price back in the upper $10s, lower $20s since that's the June contract. Still, it may be possible that the contract price also collapses. Exactly, buy at five sell at: $6 twenty percent on your money. $7 fort...

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by Okie
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Choice for the democratic party.
Replies: 86
Views: 3230

Re: VP Choice for the democratic party.

You are putting the cart before the horse.
The DNC has not chosen the candidate as of yet.
Shenanigans yet to happen.
The biggest clue is that Obama has not weighed in yet.

Okie

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by Okie
Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stupid things observed during COVID
Replies: 421
Views: 22843

Re: Stupid things observed during COVID

DarkSnowyNight wrote:
What? Where do you live that Parties cause Lead Poisoning??

Baltimore, Stockton, Chicago, St Louis, Detroit, Memphis and just about any city where drugs and gangs are prolific.


Okie

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