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by vikkyvik
Thu Dec 02, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 77
Views: 1790

Re: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

One doesn't need to have a high IQ to understand why reaching behind your back infront of a cop, especially a cop with a gun pointed at you, is a bad idea. One doesn't need to have a high IQ to understand why someone facing 5 cops, all pointing guns at you, screaming at you, making you crawl toward...

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by vikkyvik
Thu Dec 02, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 77
Views: 1790

Re: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

If that's the video where the guy reached behind his back the cop was justified in shooting him. You mean the video where the kid reached down to pull up his pants because the cops were making him crawl toward them? You left out the part where the suspect had a weapon which changes things, it's cal...

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by vikkyvik
Thu Dec 02, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 43
Views: 1488

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

It is ridiculous to think that a single photo, that captures far less than one second of time, accurately depicts someone's physical/emotional/mental state during a particular event. I see this a lot lately online, and I find it ridiculous every single time. I mean, I'm sure someone could have taken...

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by vikkyvik
Fri Nov 26, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Barclay's mastercard payment
Replies: 41
Views: 1673

Re: My Barclay's mastercard payment

Airstud wrote:
...I mean I put a jacket on and drove to the Elmwood post office just for that reason.


Did you note this down in your alibi financial transactions spreadsheet?

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by vikkyvik
Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The falsification of economic news that is India.
Replies: 10
Views: 883

Re: The falsification of economic news that is India.

It's not biased, just utterly flawed. You need at least 1,849 respondents to accurately represent a population of 1.38 billion with 99% confidence level & confidence interval of 3. Even with a lower confidence level of 95%, you still need 1,067 respondents. Even with 1,849 respondents, it would...

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by vikkyvik
Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The falsification of economic news that is India.
Replies: 10
Views: 883

Re: The falsification of economic news that is India.

There is so much falsification of news in mainstream media and even financial news that you don't know whether to laugh or cry. Consider this - https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ne ... 853210.cms? This is a country where 80% of the population survives on less than $2 a day Where was the above 's...

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by vikkyvik
Tue Nov 23, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Is there any point in trying to get photos accepted?
Replies: 23
Views: 919

Re: Is there any point in trying to get photos accepted?

If they were so obvious, why would the equalize filter be required at all? To repeat a third time, the equalize filter WASN'T required. I could see them, quite easily, without said filter....and to be perfectly honest, I'm not all that good at seeing halos. So they were pretty obvious. Vik, you hav...

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by vikkyvik
Mon Nov 22, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Is there any point in trying to get photos accepted?
Replies: 23
Views: 919

Re: Is there any point in trying to get photos accepted?

You're of course entitled to your opinion, but I'm not sure this opinion is necessarily in the majority. That's fine. I'm not sitting here claiming to speak for the majority of photographers. When shooting RAW, as I'm sure you understand, a considerable amount of work is often required to get the i...

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by vikkyvik
Mon Nov 22, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Is there any point in trying to get photos accepted?
Replies: 23
Views: 919

Re: Is there any point in trying to get photos accepted?

Going forward, I think the advice I would give to myself, and indeed all other aspirational photographers, is "edit your photos as minimally as possible, even if you think it looks bland and boring and flat, thats what they want." Yes, as a general rule, less editing is preferred. I would...

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by vikkyvik
Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bought my son a new tablet, now what?
Replies: 28
Views: 2802

Re: Bought my son a new tablet, now what?

My son (2 years 10 months) is better at using an iPad than I am. I don't have any qualms about letting him use it. He plays a bunch of educational games, and I think they've definitely helped his vocab and such. He spends plenty of time outside, and playing with toys, and whatever else, so I have no...

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by vikkyvik
Fri Nov 19, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Monstrous ethical conundrum
Replies: 32
Views: 1650

Re: Monstrous ethical conundrum

Airstud wrote:
Irrelevant yes IRRELEVANT, as ALDI and Toppers are a five-minute drive away from each other.

IRRELEVANT, I SAY.


OBJECTION OVERRULED.

A lot can happen in 5 minutes.

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by vikkyvik
Thu Nov 18, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Monstrous ethical conundrum
Replies: 32
Views: 1650

Re: Monstrous ethical conundrum

When listing the transactions chronologically, does what Toppers put on paper as occurring at 3:14pm come before ALDI, since I entered the order — and AmEx authorized the charge — before the 3:18pm Acquisition of the Sprouts? OR Does the Toppers transaction come AFTER, since a transaction is an exc...

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by vikkyvik
Mon Nov 15, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again
Replies: 66
Views: 2139

Re: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again

Well it's clear proof of someone with a Police uniform and corroborates Arnold's presence as the eyewitness in the motorcade who saw him dive for cover. If we're referring to the Mary Moorman photo, all that proves is that people can find whatever they want to find in a black-and-white photo with p...

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by vikkyvik
Mon Nov 08, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are the Stones Done? Cotton Bowl Dallas Performance
Replies: 28
Views: 1301

Re: Are the Stones Done? Cotton Bowl Dallas Performance

My friend said in more than a few songs there were parts Richards played that were either mangled or just flat landed way out of tune. Ever listened to a Stones album? Same deal there, which is much more inexcusable than a live show, if you want to be critical of such things. The Stones were never ...

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by vikkyvik
Wed Nov 03, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Filipino call centers
Replies: 26
Views: 1489

Re: Filipino call centers

Ever tried talking to SoCal Edison about a power issue?

Took me somewhere in the vicinity of 10 hours on the phone with them over a week to get them to come out and fix a disconnected power line.

All Americans, all spoke perfectly fine English, all thoroughly incompetent.

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by vikkyvik
Fri Oct 29, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Is there any point in trying to get photos accepted?
Replies: 23
Views: 919

Re: Is there any point in trying to get photos accepted?

This photo is none of these things. Are the screeners just bored, or overloaded with high quality photos? How can they possibly claim to assess the noise levels in a photo that is barely 2mp. Soft? Blurry? What kind of monitors are they using? These kinds of canned blanket rejection criteria are pr...

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by vikkyvik
Wed Oct 27, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue
Replies: 84
Views: 4258

Re: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue

The first paragraph of the Vox piece, unsurprisingly, is completely misleading and uses loaded language about the special that indicates the writer hasn't actually seen it. Total garbage. I actually don't think that article is bad. The author does seem to have watched the special, and does raise so...

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by vikkyvik
Wed Oct 27, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue
Replies: 84
Views: 4258

Re: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue

I just wonder.... Did Chapelle, early in his career, have a "relationship" with a trans woman and he is still angry about it? Outside of the fact that that is a pretty stupid question to ask (it's always been a stupid question), Chappelle seems pretty happy to me. He feels certain ways ab...

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by vikkyvik
Tue Oct 26, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue
Replies: 84
Views: 4258

Re: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue

Finally watched the special last night. There were some pretty controversial jokes in there (many of them had nothing to do with trans people), but that's perfectly fine. Chappelle has definitely pushed the envelope more and more as his career has progressed. Really, this special was less "stan...

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by vikkyvik
Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 160
Views: 9393

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

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GalaxyFlyer wrote:
If it was a croc, it’d be real news! Crocs aren’t known to exist in Florida.


Yes they are, but in a fairly limited area of south Florida.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_crocodile

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by vikkyvik
Fri Oct 15, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 62
Views: 2152

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

Alias1024 wrote:
That was a horrible call from the first base umpire. What a terrible way to end the series.


Definitely an awful call. Interestingly, I feel like I've seen a lot of checked swings called strikes in this postseason.

That said, bad calls probably even out in the end.

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by vikkyvik
Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 62
Views: 2152

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

Dammit Red Sox, I said LESS drama, not more.

That said, glad the series is over. I didn't really expect the Sox to be contenders at all this year, so every win is a bonus.

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by vikkyvik
Mon Oct 11, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 62
Views: 2152

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

Aaron747 wrote:
Lots more drama to go.


I could use a little less drama....

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by vikkyvik
Mon Oct 11, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Camera mode settings for airshows
Replies: 3
Views: 593

Re: Camera mode settings for airshows

I use full manual for all my "regular" shooting, and I don't see any need to change it for air shows.

Just may have to boost ISO a bit to get high enough shutter speeds for some of the faster passes.

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by vikkyvik
Thu Oct 07, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What would it take for you to move Jobs
Replies: 29
Views: 1301

Re: What would it take for you to move Jobs

I'm reasonably happy at my current job. What it would take to move is:

1.) More money.

or maybe:

2.) A significantly shorter commute for the same money.

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by vikkyvik
Thu Oct 07, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Movie Adaptation of Books
Replies: 26
Views: 823

Re: Movie Adaptation of Books

Do you think a lot of that actually comes from Part II, where indeed he's one of the most unsympathetic protagonists cinema has ever seen? No, I'm thinking solely of Part I. I actually kind of wish they'd never made a Part II. I feel like the novel ends with Michael still an inherently good guy, an...

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by vikkyvik
Thu Oct 07, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Movie Adaptation of Books
Replies: 26
Views: 823

Re: Movie Adaptation of Books

In my opinion, it's always better to see the movie first, then read the book, if possible. That way, you won't be disappointed, but might actually be surprised by how much more is in the book. Patriot Games, C&PD and Red October are far better Clancy adaptations. Red October is one case where I ...

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by vikkyvik
Wed Oct 06, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 62
Views: 2152

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

Going to take a massive reversal of fortune for the Yanks to salvage their season now. Sox bullpen is looking solid. I was not a fan of removing Eovaldi (who was pitching with some serious conviction), but luckily it worked out....though only by about 2 feet. The only problem with this game is A-Ro...

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by vikkyvik
Tue Oct 05, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 62
Views: 2152

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

Maybe a better solution would be making the divisions symbolic and seeding the postseason in each league based only on winning percentage. I don't really have a problem with the divisions. Just think that no playoff contest should be decided by a single game. Having two teams win a wildcard is ridi...

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by vikkyvik
Mon Oct 04, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. post offices that aren't on the NRHP
Replies: 2
Views: 316

Re: U.S. post offices that aren't on the NRHP

Airstud wrote:
I walked in to mail a credit card payment


Can you translate that phrase to Modern English?

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by vikkyvik
Mon Oct 04, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Multiple social media platforms are zotzed
Replies: 14
Views: 941

Re: Multiple social media platforms are zotzed

I joined a Facebook group this morning.

Next time I tried to Facebook, it was down.

Related? You decide.

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by vikkyvik
Mon Oct 04, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 62
Views: 2152

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

Just glad the Sox managed a comeback win yesterday over the Nats (even though the Nats are my NL team). With that said, I hate, hate, HATE the wildcard game. In my mind, it's not even a post-season game. It's just game 163. You don't "really" make the post-season until you win that game. P...

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by vikkyvik
Fri Oct 01, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting at LAX - a few questions
Replies: 7
Views: 853

Re: Spotting at LAX - a few questions

jhud922 wrote:
at the end of the runway before the beach can you spot there?


See:

vikkyvik wrote:
Dockweiler Beach or Vista Del Mar Park - can get takeoffs from the north side there. Light should be best in the mid-to-late afternoon.


Is that what you're talking about?

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by vikkyvik
Fri Oct 01, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How soon after takeoff can an airliner safely start a turn?
Replies: 24
Views: 2256

Re: How soon after takeoff can an airliner safely start a turn?

So just out of curiosity, taking BOS as an example, takeoffs from 22L/R perform an essentially immediate turn to 140. Here is the language I found in the Logan Two departure procedure on Airnav: TAKEOFF RWYS 22L/22R: Climbing left turn heading 140 So does that mean an immediate turn, or is it assume...

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by vikkyvik
Fri Oct 01, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: If snubbers failed to stop wheel rotation during retraction, would this adversely affect the airplane?
Replies: 8
Views: 1290

Re: If snubbers failed to stop wheel rotation during retraction, would this adversely affect the airplane?

fr8mech wrote:
It's usually when the flight crew writes up that the nose wheels continued to spin after gear retraction.


Is the cockpit crew able to feel it, or is there a warning of some sort?

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by vikkyvik
Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Purdue Pharma Family Wins Bankruptcy Protection, Opioid Addicts Cannot Sue
Replies: 20
Views: 1124

Re: Purdue Pharma Family Wins Bankruptcy Protection, Opioid Addicts Cannot Sue

Pellegrine wrote:
The real loser is the American patient.


Quoted for truth.

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by vikkyvik
Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting at LAX - a few questions
Replies: 7
Views: 853

Re: Spotting at LAX - a few questions

What else should I consider for a day of spotting? In general at this time of year, through the winter and early spring, you want to be shooting facing north. Locations: Imperial Hill (located on Imperial Ave, just south of Imperial Highway) - south side takeoffs and rollouts. Light will be good mo...

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by vikkyvik
Thu Sep 09, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sirhan Sirhan granted parole
Replies: 20
Views: 1360

Re: Sirhan Sirhan granted parole

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Nothing prevents recidivism quite like the death penalty.


Nothing prevents actually-innocent people from being exonerated quite like the death penalty.

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by vikkyvik
Tue Sep 07, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor Abbott signs new GOP voting restrictions into law
Replies: 28
Views: 2211

Re: Texas governor Abbott signs new GOP voting restrictions into law

extender wrote:
This isn't about poll taxes or keeping people of color from voting.


I don't think it matters what it is about; rather, if it disproportionately impacts protected groups.

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by vikkyvik
Tue Sep 07, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question on Aerodynamic Center
Replies: 3
Views: 1158

Re: Question on Aerodynamic Center

Q1. Formula for Moment about the aerodynamic center = Cmac q s c (Cmac = moment coefficient, q = dynamic pressure, s = surface area, c = chord). I understand that moment = f x d so, distance has to be there hence why chord is in the formula. However, why is it not the distance from the AC to the ce...

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by vikkyvik
Tue Sep 07, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?
Replies: 101
Views: 5793

Re: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?

I've pretty much never heard of anyone getting ticketed for going less than 10 MPH over the speed limit, so yes I do think its harsh and several other people agree with me. Again, the speed limit makes a difference. In my experience, people don't go 90 in 80mph zones. Just keep it to 85 and you'll ...

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by vikkyvik
Tue Sep 07, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Best Setting For A Window Air Conditioner Is Actually Medium Cool / Medium Fan Speed
Replies: 14
Views: 1047

Re: The Best Setting For A Window Air Conditioner Is Actually Medium Cool / Medium Fan Speed

The Best Setting For A Window Air Conditioner Is Actually Medium Cool / Medium Fan Speed I've often wondered about that, though the answer doesn't surprise me. I've always assumed that a high fan speed will not cool the air as much (though I still use it sometimes). That said, is this based on a st...

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by vikkyvik
Thu Sep 02, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nepotism - Good or Bad?
Replies: 23
Views: 1248

Re: Nepotism - Good or Bad?

ER757 wrote:
My boss's husband reported to me - she was VP, I was manager, he was a supervisor.


My goodness, that sounds just horrible.

I'm surprised they allowed it as well.

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by vikkyvik
Wed Sep 01, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can all jetliners take off at a climb thrust setting if they are lightly loaded?
Replies: 22
Views: 3252

Re: Can all jetliners take off at a climb thrust setting if they are lightly loaded?

FlapOperator wrote:
Honestly, I bet your limitation would end up being tire speed.


Why? I wouldn't think you'd need a significantly higher speed to lift off at marginally reduced thrust.

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by vikkyvik
Wed Sep 01, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can all jetliners take off at a climb thrust setting if they are lightly loaded?
Replies: 22
Views: 3252

Re: Can all jetliners take off at a climb thrust setting if they are lightly loaded?

convair880mfan wrote:
I wonder if all jetliners are capable of this?


For commercial airliners, I think the answer is very likely "yes", given a long enough runway for the conditions.

You may not meet regulations in terms of runway length required and such, though.

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by vikkyvik
Wed Sep 01, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 355
Views: 19379

Re: Taxes abortion law

Individuals found to have violated the law would have to pay $10,000 to the person who successfully brings such a suit So not only can you sue, but you'll get awarded "damages", even though you were not by any means damaged. Banning abortions after only 6 weeks is completely and utterly r...

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by vikkyvik
Tue Aug 31, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Body, The Mind & Exercise
Replies: 21
Views: 1373

Re: The Body, The Mind & Exercise

Start Slowly, and warm up more. Stretch a bit. A good and long warm-up before workouts can have a very positive effect on your body. I agree wholeheartedly with these comments. Whenever I work out (whether it's exercise bike, treadmill, swimming, or jogging around the neighborhood), I always do a 5...

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by vikkyvik
Thu Aug 26, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Almost one in five hand sanitizers in the US contain carcinogen, benzene
Replies: 24
Views: 2504

Re: Almost one in five hand sanitizers in the US contain carcinogen, benzene

TWA772LR wrote:
People that consume dihydrogen monoxide have a 100% death rate.


Oddly, people that do not consume dihydrogen monoxide also have a 100% death rate.

Seems like we're screwed either way!

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by vikkyvik
Tue Aug 24, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Charlie Watts
Replies: 14
Views: 860

Re: RIP Charlie Watts

Sad day.

Charlie deserves the highest award available to humanity for putting up with Mick and Keith for 60-odd years.

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by vikkyvik
Tue Aug 24, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Jeopardy host in Jeopardy
Replies: 34
Views: 2042

Re: New Jeopardy host in Jeopardy

Oddly enough, I though Aaron Rodgers was great. More understated but kept the game moving. Mike Richards was fine as a host, but obviously problematic for other reasons. LeVar Burton was, unfortunately, not good as guest host. Mayim Bialik was good, as was David Faber and a few others. I'm still get...

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