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by Okie
Wed Apr 13, 2022 1:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Subway Station in New York City
Replies: 45
Views: 2709

Re: Shooting at a Subway Station in New York City

https://twitter.com/CBSNews/status/1514 ... IMeKiIW6WQ


Everything was going to plan until he accidentally dropped the keys to the escape vehicle ? :eyepopping:

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Everything was going to plan until he accidentally dropped the keys to the escape vehicle ? :eyepopping:

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by Okie
Mon Mar 28, 2022 9:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars
Replies: 198
Views: 13044

Re: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars

slider wrote:
The Oscars got what they wanted--ratings and buzz.


Assault and Battery for sure.

Water seeks its own level, not sure that is how far submerged the Academy wants to go.

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by Okie
Mon Mar 28, 2022 2:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars
Replies: 198
Views: 13044

Re: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars

Due to the additional notoriety received from the incident at this year's Oscars. Alec Baldwin will be invited next year. :duck:


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by Okie
Fri Feb 04, 2022 1:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 177
Views: 14262

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

We know it takes more than OPEC to control prices. And the tired old speculators argument is just that, tired and old. We need a lot more oil and gas exploration. What regulates prices is, after all, the interactions of demand AND supply. The world is clearly begging for more oil. People will suffe...

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by Okie
Thu Jan 20, 2022 1:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Futaba, Fukushima, to be the last town welcome its residents back, 11 years after the nuclear accident
Replies: 15
Views: 1088

Re: Futaba, Fukushima, to be the last town welcome its residents back, 11 years after the nuclear accident

Nuclear accident? Is that the new word for Tsunami? A car that got swept away by waves, was it in a car accident? It is very interesting to see people's choice of words when it comes to nuclear. Agenda, agenda, alwyas propaganda and agenda Boiling Water Reactors are an excellent producer of Hydroge...

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by Okie
Sat Nov 20, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Security Incident at ATL
Replies: 37
Views: 8621

Re: Security Incident at ATL

The question is, whose gun accidently discharged? And why? Careless handling of guns? So one "BANG" is enough to close down one of the world's busiest airports for hours? No such thing with security/TSA discharging a weapon, that would be classified as NEGLIGENT DISCHARGE. :twocents: Okie

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by Okie
Fri Nov 19, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 318
Views: 19313

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

The Civil lawsuits against ... Rittenhouse will be interesting to see. Can't get blood from a rock. Rittenhouse will be sued, as will the man that bought the gun for him. I don't know what the verdicts will be , but there will be civil suits. Especially since Rittenhouse did lie about being an EMT ...

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by Okie
Wed Nov 17, 2021 4:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically
Replies: 83
Views: 4482

Re: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically

I think you are under thinking this "constrained" situation. The conflict I believe is to get Harris out, as in "resign". Too much noise internally in the DNC. My guess that Pelosi will shortly in the House, introduce to either nominate Michelle Obama or Susan Rice in as VP post ...

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by Okie
Tue Nov 02, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru
Replies: 67
Views: 4547

Re: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru

I guess "Toots" had to go back around the building and start all over with their order. :yes: Okie That's evil and I'd like to learn more of your evil ways so I can employ them if this ever happens to me. :devil: :twisted: :stirthepot: That is fantastic! Hats off to you for a brilliant mo...

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by Okie
Mon Nov 01, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru
Replies: 67
Views: 4547

Re: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru

Last time I went to the McD's they had a two places to take the order, lane 1 and lane 2. Then you would zipper vehicles and proceed to the pay window and then about 4 car lengths later the pick up window. So when I ordered on Lane 1 and zippered into the pay lane behind the previous Lane 2 vehicle ...

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by Okie
Mon Oct 25, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 304
Views: 20340

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

I am still working on the how does a gun that is designated "cold" , as in safe, get loaded and pointed and fired at someone who is not in the movie.

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by Okie
Mon Oct 04, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Multiple social media platforms are zotzed
Replies: 14
Views: 1111

Re: Multiple social media platforms are zotzed

The social media platforms were down most of the day.

Left most of my employees with nothing else to do but their jobs today :sarcastic:

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by Okie
Fri Sep 03, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Citation 560X Crash In Connecticut
Replies: 37
Views: 12722

Re: Citation 560X Crash In Connecticut

I got an alert from Cirium (a Lexis/Nexis aviation service) this morning which stated that the aircraft failed to climb after takeoff, lost altitude, and crashed. "The point of impact was more or less on the extended centreline of the runway, some 400m after the runway threshold." It was ...

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by Okie
Tue Aug 10, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cuomo Resigns - Kathy Hochul to become NY Gov 8/24
Replies: 29
Views: 2406

Re: Cuomo Resigns - Kathy Hochul to become NY Gov 8/24

de Blasio seems to be happy.
I guess he can now watch the Teletubbies without Cuomo interrupting with another televised press conference patting himself on the back for resolving another self ignited dumpster fire. :sarcastic:

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by Okie
Tue Aug 03, 2021 12:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 218315

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

I understand the pharmacy won’t know, but won’t their insurance figure it out when it’s submitted again? I got mine through work. I'm pretty sure my insurance never had anything to do with it. Here is a link: https://www.healthinsurance.org/faqs/will-my-health-insurance-cover-the-costs-of-coronavir...

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by Okie
Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When did TWA start putting those big black stripe ice detectors on their aircraft wings?
Replies: 13
Views: 2370

Re: When did TWA start putting those big black stripe ice detectors on their aircraft wings?

The best of all were the embedded wing heaters that protected the entire area of vulnerability but not all airlines wanted to pay for this and either maintenance or flight crews had to inspect for ice before every flight in most weather conditions In fact unless it was over 90 degrees we always had...

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by Okie
Thu Jul 22, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SUV Illegally Enters United States From Canada
Replies: 23
Views: 2109

Re: SUV Illegally Enters United States From Canada

On July 4, an SUV with seven people drove over the lawn at the Haskell Free Library Was the SUV coerced by these seven people, or did it act of its own volition? Not surprising a vehicle could hijack the innocent victims and cross the border, sounds like a lot of modern thinking. What seven victims...

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by Okie
Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wildfires in the Western United States
Replies: 60
Views: 3945

Re: Wildfires in the Western United States

Four years since the Orrville Dam disaster (2017) from excess precipitation and all the sudden excess precip is somehow considered normal and then drought in a desert is not considered a problem. Only two Desalination Plants built in California since the previous drought and 10 put on hold by the Go...

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by Okie
Sun Jul 18, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA
Replies: 69
Views: 4840

Re: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA

The replies indicate the Dunning-Kruger Club seems to prove that they don't know they are in the Dunning-Kruger Club. :bigthumbsup:


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by Okie
Mon Jul 12, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wide spread protests in Cuba
Replies: 77
Views: 4465

Re: Wide spread protests in Cuba

What are the protests about? I saw something about people having internet access and finding out Cuba isnt doing well on Covid front or something? And then I saw Cuba made 5 vaccines and they cant distribute to their peoples because of the US embargo which is limiting access to syringes and medical...

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by Okie
Mon Jul 12, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wide spread protests in Cuba
Replies: 77
Views: 4465

Re: Wide spread protests in Cuba

https://www.dailywire.com/news/communist-cuba-begins-cracking-down-on-freedom-protesters-internet-and-cell-service-cut Protesters seem to be disappearing somehow. Others; a blow to the spleen from the butt of an AK47, don't worry though, they have free healthcare. If the US treated Cuba like say, Sa...

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by Okie
Mon Jul 12, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wide spread protests in Cuba
Replies: 77
Views: 4465

Re: Wide spread protests in Cuba

I am amazed that people being upset in Utopia. Amazed I tell you.


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by Okie
Thu Jul 01, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 185
Views: 17155

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

This video gives some clues into what got the dominoes going: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUrHdwdZyWc There are reports of building cracking and groaning an hour prior to the collapse, with one lady shagging ass out of there. The people we have been discussing this all came up with the same thi...

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by Okie
Thu Jul 01, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bill Cosby to be released from prison. Conviction overturned
Replies: 27
Views: 2431

Re: Bill Cosby to be released from prison. Conviction overturned

Any know if Harvey Weinstein can afford some of those $500k works of art? :roll:


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by Okie
Tue Jun 29, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 185
Views: 17155

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

I agree that the comparison with a plane crash might be wrong (I felt it would be worse due to the dangerous terrain and jet fuel involved in many circumstances), but still isn't it taking unusually long to pull out bodies/survivors? Maybe it symbolizes how rare the event is, but I would usually ex...

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by Okie
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Off duty DL F/A causes dvx to OKC on LAX-ATL flight
Replies: 39
Views: 42221

Re: Off duty DL F/A causes dvx to OKC on LAX-ATL flight

Ziyulu wrote:
Is OKC an ideal diversion airport? So many made the news.


Con-Air is on site :biggrin:

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by Okie
Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DL1730 LAX-ATL diverted to OKC due to passenger trying to open exit door
Replies: 39
Views: 5176

Re: DL1730 LAX-ATL diverted to OKC due to passenger trying to open exit door

I am bifurcating incidents where two pax (or employees - yikes) get into an argument, and a situation where somebody is clearly having a dangerous psychiatric episode. People fighting are usually not trying to kill themselves, or take an action that could kill other people. When people try to open ...

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by Okie
Tue Jun 01, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole
Replies: 121
Views: 17581

Re: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole

Blimey Captain, she's a looking like Tea and Biscuits with the Chief for supper. :eyepopping:


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by Okie
Mon May 24, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Non-hub airports as connecting points
Replies: 12
Views: 4726

Re: Non-hub airports as connecting points

Sort of off topic

Is Non-Rev considered in passenger counts for airport traffic?


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by Okie
Sat May 22, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Important Bridge in Memphis Shut Down by Crack
Replies: 44
Views: 3997

Re: Important Bridge in Memphis Shut Down by Crack

There is no such thing as federal DOT. FHWA - federal highway administration - is a primarily bureaucratic organization, same as FAA. Interstate highways are generally under the jurisdiction of state DOTs. This bridge goes across state line, so Arkansas DOT and Tennessee DOT somehow share responsib...

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by Okie
Wed May 12, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US fuel pipeline cyber-attack, fuel shortages maybe
Replies: 41
Views: 3274

Re: US fuel pipeline cyber-attack, fuel shortages maybe

Aesma wrote:
Did Tesla see a surge in orders ?


No the electrical grid is more vulnerable than the pipeline.

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by Okie
Wed May 12, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 27406

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

It does make one wonder how much Iran is pushing this latest unrest to prop up Hamas. No one is wondering that I am aware. That was clearly evident during the Obama/Biden administration. Right on target with my 120days of Biden in office prediction. Once Iran knew that Biden started negotiating for...

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by Okie
Tue May 11, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Fuel Prices this Summer
Replies: 59
Views: 9380

Re: Jet Fuel Prices this Summer

Tankering fuel and prices rising. Yikes. Might not last long assuming hackers are paid the ransom or the good guys can break the bug. But the demand for transportation fuels is increasing - so prices are rising. United can't go out an buy a Tesla Jet yet Please tell exactly how you would think that...

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by Okie
Sun May 09, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Real ID in USA for domestic travel
Replies: 45
Views: 3533

Re: Real ID in USA for domestic travel

I'm actually curious how many of the people complaining about having to get a Real ID compliant ID (and have to go through the joys of going to the DMV to get it or else you can't use it to fly) are also those who insist that getting an ID to vote is easy. At the top, Okie mentioned the issue that ...

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by Okie
Thu May 06, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing
Replies: 56
Views: 4542

Re: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing

LMP737 wrote:
All you single people out there, here's your chance.


The Queen of England is now single and Bill Gates suddenly gets a divorce. :biggrin:

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by Okie
Thu Apr 29, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Real ID in USA for domestic travel
Replies: 45
Views: 3533

Re: Real ID in USA for domestic travel

Oklahoma requirements were extended until May 2023 because of Covid for US travel. However there was no indication of extending the requirement to get on Military Bases or enter Federal Buildings. Right now most of the real license appointments are backed up over 60 to 90 days and that is not a sure...

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by Okie
Fri Apr 23, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation
Replies: 84
Views: 6188

Re: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation

The police clearly need to adopt the Baltimore model when responding to a call. Okie According to quick internet search, Baltimore model of handling 911 call can only makes a different when there aren't life endangering emergency being reported Yes, level 1 response is 16 minutes after an incident....

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by Okie
Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indonesian Navy Submarine Missing
Replies: 37
Views: 20315

Re: Indonesian Navy Submarine Missing

N965UW wrote:
KRI Nanggala (402), a diesel-electric attack sub, has gone missing following a torpedo drill north of Bali.


Torpedo Drill sounds like another HTP (high test peroxide) accident. HTP is part of the propellent mix for torpedo's

Thinking Kursk.

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by Okie
Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation
Replies: 84
Views: 6188

Re: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation

The police clearly need to adopt the Baltimore model when responding to a call.

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by Okie
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mars 2021 Trio Of Missions
Replies: 67
Views: 11231

Re: Mars 2021 Trio Of Missions

GDB wrote:
Success! First initial test flight/hover!


That is not Wright. :roll:


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by Okie
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crippled by a windshield wiper
Replies: 25
Views: 4008

Re: Crippled by a windshield wiper

Jumpseating on a Continental Air Micronesia 727 flight before push back, I observed the CPT opening up the side window and reaching around and applying Rain-X to his front window. I asked him how it worked, and he stated during the rain showers when landing at the airfields in the islands, it did t...

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by Okie
Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 482
Views: 71002

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

I think I read this am that Elon said SN15 to the pad in ‘a few days.’ This rapid iterative prototype/testing process is fun to watch, and I expect they will have a fresh analysis of what went wrong with the relight this time. I did not have any anticipation that SN11 would not prove much different...

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by Okie
Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Environmental Pollution Has Cut Sperm Count 50% Since 1970s
Replies: 24
Views: 1750

Re: Environmental Pollution Has Cut Sperm Count 50% Since 1970s

That’s called a self-regulating system... mother Earth is fighting her own virus. :checkmark: Things have not been the same on the 3rd planet since it was poisoned with oxygen. Now we are headed to the 4th planet, which has been perfect for about 4.5 Billion earth years, to see what kind of damage ...

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by Okie
Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Atlantic Hurricane Season Naming Changed
Replies: 13
Views: 1309

Re: Atlantic Hurricane Season Naming Changed

The greek letters all seemed good until we had to retire two of them. 2005 and 2020 are the only two years that have seen the Greek letters used in 2020 the strongest storm was Iota. So now we need a new plan less we run out of greek letters. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_hurricane_season#...

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by Okie
Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Highway Crash in California
Replies: 19
Views: 1429

Re: Highway Crash in California

I owned that model truck before my current vehicle and I can't imagine how they got that many people in it Apparently you did not buy the Border Crossover XLT model. From what I gather they removed all the seats except for the front for the driver so obviously no safety devices for the occupants. T...

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by Okie
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 482
Views: 71002

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Looking like another RUD. Appeared there was still an issue getting a second engine restarted or a issue that shut down the additional engine causing a hard landing which apparently caused damage to the structure. Slow motion of the explosion was pretty impressive. The nose cone was crumpling from t...

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by Okie
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiger Woods seriously injured in car accident
Replies: 35
Views: 14266

Re: Tiger Woods seriously injured in car accident

He is also a celebrity, a person of color, rich so a professional driver with skills for evasive driving in case of where he was the target of a criminal attack, kidnapping, carjacking would be advisable Yes of course, especially when being chased by a irate Norwegian woman with a golf club. :rotfl...

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by Okie
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oshkosh wins USPS Next Generation Delivery Vehicle Contract
Replies: 36
Views: 2674

Re: Oshkosh wins USPS Next Generation Delivery Vehicle Contract

Is the ability to access mailboxes without getting out a major issue?. Yes. Only some older urban areas of OKC still have front door delivery. Mail delivery has shifted to street side targets for cell phone distracted drivers. However, since Oshkosh provides a lot of heavier duty military grade equ...

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by Okie
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Latest in the California High Speed Rail Saga: Single-Track Operation
Replies: 138
Views: 9590

Re: Latest in the California High Speed Rail Saga: Single-Track Operation

Wouldn't operating the single track then trying to construct the second track be more expensive? That would be my experience, however this is not about saving money. At least there is in the Covid relief bill there is $14B going to California for transportation with $978M going to the Bay Area Tran...

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by Okie
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage
Replies: 218
Views: 18230

Re: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage

Texans are going to be getting livid the next few weeks. https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/539693-texas-households-face-massive-electricity-bills-some-as-high-as-17k Griddy had recommended that customers switch to a different provider this week, warning them to find fixed-rate plans ins...

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