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by Aaron747
Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mental Health Tip: Pay Less Attention to News
Replies: 10
Views: 451

Re: Mental Health Tip: Pay Less Attention to News

I stopped watching news and went back to reading news. The best decision I have ever made. Lightsaber +2 A great strategy overall. I skim TheHill for daily political news and follow a few political reporters on Twitter who keep things balanced. I see fascinating industry news and tech developments ...

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by Aaron747
Tue Jul 27, 2021 12:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Advanced Child Tax Credit
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: Advanced Child Tax Credit

Life's a real bitch, but when you compound the issue with the burdens of the First World it becomes almost unbearable. Heads up - document verification is the next big fraud prevention thing, get used to it. If it's a requirement for voting it's going to be a requirement to fart in your own bed pre...

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by Aaron747
Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name
Replies: 63
Views: 2113

Re: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name

I’ve been a big fan of MLB battling the pacing issues. If they did it in sensible ways, sure. But removing the need for a pitcher to throw 4 pitches for an intentional walk??? How much time does that save? Not a big fan of having a runner start on 2nd during extra innings, either. The longest game ...

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by Aaron747
Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name
Replies: 63
Views: 2113

Re: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name

OPS superseded batting average in importance awhile ago. I agree that it's not a good change for the game overall. Cody Bellinger of the Dodgers is hitting .160 and still playing every day Back in the day that would get you sent to AAA no matter how well you covered ground in CF. His OPS is .556 (r...

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by Aaron747
Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Olympic - i.e., summer - Olympic athletes complain of... heat
Replies: 33
Views: 1517

Re: Olympic - i.e., summer - Olympic athletes complain of... heat

There’s a huge difference between wearing something on your own time/choice and the IOC issuing a fine because your shorts are too long. Honestly, give 1 good reason why they absolutely MUST wear the bikini bottom style. The IOC didn’t issue the Norwegian beach handball women a fine, the European H...

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by Aaron747
Mon Jul 26, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1047
Views: 59432

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

A nihilist is somebody who says riots are good. I say they are bad. And “activism” isn’t always good - it depends totally on the whys and hows. I guess our key difference is equivalency between loony and loony right. I speak to that and I get shot down. You’re right that the Capitol attack was wors...

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by Aaron747
Mon Jul 26, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1047
Views: 59432

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

The POTUS had nothing to do with the deployment in Capitol Hil. Mayor Bowser was in charge of that, and if she asked the pentagon for help, that is still not clear. Trump or the WH had absolutely nothing to do with this. https://wamu.org/story/21/01/11/dc-national-guard-deployment-capitol-delay/ Ca...

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by Aaron747
Mon Jul 26, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1047
Views: 59432

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

I've already said I condemn the Jan 6 rioters and endorsed repelling them with lawful gunfire.. not sure how much clearer we can be about that. And I never said I am against peaceful protests. Not at all. I think peaceful protests are great. But unfortunately, violent crime such and riots happen. S...

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by Aaron747
Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chaos In South Africa Following Zuma's Incarceration
Replies: 37
Views: 1735

Re: Chaos In South Africa Following Zuma's Incarceration

there simply weren’t enough educated competent black people to take over the govt. This is not the problem - there were plenty, and there were even more available by the time Zuma was president. The problem is the post-liberation ANC is a patronage network first. Cabinet positions went to those who...

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by Aaron747
Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rep. Greene Says She Would Kick Chinese Out Of US
Replies: 45
Views: 2483

Re: Rep. Greene Says She Would Kick Chinese Out Of US

Backyard BBQs, cheap beer, Coke, fireworks, Disney, the entertainment industry, and shopping malls are ‘not as popular in other countries’? Are you sure you have traveled a lot? Just the area of the world I am most familiar with, there are more fireworks and shopping malls in east Asia than in the ...

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by Aaron747
Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1047
Views: 59432

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Do you really want to compare the amount of felony rioting / violent crimes between the two sides of political activism? The Jan 6 capitol riot was definitely an example of right wing people doing it. It wasn’t the side doing it in half the big American cities last year. I think Jan 6 was absolutel...

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by Aaron747
Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rep. Greene Says She Would Kick Chinese Out Of US
Replies: 45
Views: 2483

Re: Rep. Greene Says She Would Kick Chinese Out Of US

Just in case you thought Hitlerina here was an outlier, she is dead center conservative. Here is one of her co-leading lights in Arizona. She's a state senator: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E7BibNVXEAEfZN7?format=jpg&name=900x900 Traitor = anyone who disagrees with her. What do all these right w...

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by Aaron747
Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1047
Views: 59432

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Now wait a minute. When Trump was elected, a lot of people favored removing him. They said Resist, and he was not the real president. They said the election was a fraudulent, foreign attack. Finally, they realized Mueller would have to remove him. Then that didn’t work. It was theorized that genera...

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by Aaron747
Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1047
Views: 59432

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Please provide links to the times Clinton, Carter, Obama, Pelosi, Schumer, Ried, Kennedy demanded blind allegiance and told followers to overthrow the government. Both sides do not do it. Say it again: BOTH SIDES DO NOT DO IT. Just keep repeating it. Both sides do not do it. https://www.usatoday.co...

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by Aaron747
Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1047
Views: 59432

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

So for the bipartisan congress investigation into this the GOP wants to include a couple of members who are involved in causing it ? What if they need to be heard ? It’s worse than that - the GOP leader is now accusing the House Speaker of not activating the National Guard on 1/6, which is asinine ...

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by Aaron747
Sun Jul 25, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Airline Pilots In North America Have The Most Challenging Weather?
Replies: 22
Views: 2141

Re: Which Airline Pilots In North America Have The Most Challenging Weather?

I flew checks for two years, single pilot mostly at night, initially in a Bonanza then an ancient Baron This was in all weather with no excuses for not going (they could always find another pilot) most of this flying was in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana and in the summer time you were dea...

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by Aaron747
Sun Jul 25, 2021 7:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Olympic - i.e., summer - Olympic athletes complain of... heat
Replies: 33
Views: 1517

Re: Olympic - i.e., summer - Olympic athletes complain of... heat

It just dawned on me - were these athletes seriously preparing for over two years for an event without anyone on the team checking what Tokyo weather is like in summer? Unbelievable. The Australian team was preparing for it. It’s shouldn’t be an issue for Australians with summer temps in many place...

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by Aaron747
Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Olympic - i.e., summer - Olympic athletes complain of... heat
Replies: 33
Views: 1517

Re: Olympic - i.e., summer - Olympic athletes complain of... heat

It just dawned on me - were these athletes seriously preparing for over two years for an event without anyone on the team checking what Tokyo weather is like in summer? Unbelievable.

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by Aaron747
Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Final S-3 Viking Flight
Replies: 24
Views: 2524

Re: Final S-3 Viking Flight

Always had a soft spot for the Viking. They were an impressive visitor at the Moffett NAS airshow when I was a kid.

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by Aaron747
Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-52 Stabilizer Question
Replies: 5
Views: 757

Re: B-52 Stabilizer Question

IIRC, the lines on the stab and the wings are walkways. All models should have had the same markings. OK thanks....Those are some rather abstract wing walk paths and they are not symmetrical between the left and right side. Just seems rather bizarre. Also remember there may be specialty equipment i...

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by Aaron747
Sun Jul 25, 2021 1:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA
Replies: 67
Views: 3440

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

Why do people even do these polls for, when we already have laws on the books prohibiting secession...namely the 14th amendment? Just because a law is there doesn't mean it correct. Some states are pretty dubious, for instance Hawaii should be an independent nation, it should never have been grante...

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by Aaron747
Sun Jul 25, 2021 12:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name
Replies: 63
Views: 2113

Re: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name

FlyEndeavorAir wrote:
Look I'm all for changing outdated names, but can we at least change them to creative names/names that make sense? Can't be that hard.


Anything that isn’t ‘Dodgers’ makes sense. :lol:

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by Aaron747
Sun Jul 25, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Olympic - i.e., summer - Olympic athletes complain of... heat
Replies: 33
Views: 1517

Re: Olympic - i.e., summer - Olympic athletes complain of... heat

Participants in the Games have a few things to say about the high temperatures and humidity currently wracking the Tokyo area. As someone who remembers the first half of the 1980's, I find this just a dryly hilarious complaint from the contemporary athletes who insist on wearing mile-long "sho...

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by Aaron747
Sat Jul 24, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name
Replies: 63
Views: 2113

Re: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name

L410Turbolet wrote:
Aaron747 wrote:
Except it wouldn't because anyone with a brain could see that any Patriot Party group on GETTR or Telegram has no logo associated with a certain NFL team.

Since when is cancel culture guided by logic or reason?


Is that a tiny violin playing somewhere? Who's playing that?

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by Aaron747
Sat Jul 24, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name
Replies: 63
Views: 2113

Re: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name

If that’s the case then why aren’t Americans getting excited by ODI and 20/20 cricket, there’s action, strategy, excitement, the short forms of cricket are much better spectator sports than incredibly boring baseball. If you tinker with some rules you may get test cricket back to its lofty lore, th...

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by Aaron747
Sat Jul 24, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rep. Greene Says She Would Kick Chinese Out Of US
Replies: 45
Views: 2483

Re: Rep. Greene Says She Would Kick Chinese Out Of US

I agree that people who are not US citizens, who are demonstrated to be acting as foreign agents of hostile countries should be deported. Of all these groups, Chinese citizens would likely be the greatest in number and among the most sophisticated. I think any national security or intelligence prof...

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by Aaron747
Sat Jul 24, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name
Replies: 63
Views: 2113

Re: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name

You bring up a good point. They're shouldn't be much resistance from the fans since the Patriots is a team based in a solid blue region. They should be offended their team shares a code name for white supremacists and/or Q followers. Interesting spin but they don't care because Q is largely irrelev...

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by Aaron747
Sat Jul 24, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does London have six airports ???
Replies: 16
Views: 1565

Re: Why does London have six airports ???

By comparison, Los Angeles has five major commercial airports: LAX BUR LGB SNA ONT And I think PMD is still owned by LA World Airports, but is moribund. Van Nuys and Hawthorne serve business jets, Surf Air, etc. And there are more… Ex military airfields include VCV and RIV. The widely-spread nature...

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by Aaron747
Sat Jul 24, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are the latest updates regarding PW4000-112 and when is it estimated to return to service?
Replies: 5
Views: 1753

Re: What are the latest updates regarding PW4000-112 and when is it estimated to return to service?

Of course not. It means the NTSB isn't done investigating. When they are there will be a flurry of reports and commentary again.

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by Aaron747
Sat Jul 24, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name
Replies: 63
Views: 2113

Re: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name

Did you watch the video in the link? The CBSN reporter said patriot is a dog whistle term QANON uses. Q is often associated with white supremacy groups and they actively recruit Q followers. https://www.nbcnews.com/now/video/white-supremacist-groups-target-qanon-conspiracy-theorists-who-feel-let-do...

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by Aaron747
Sat Jul 24, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name
Replies: 63
Views: 2113

Re: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name

The Kansas City Chiefs obviously will need to be renamed too and even the New England Patriots. https://americanfaith.com/cbs-says-patriot-is-keyword-dogwhistle-to-look-out-for-video/ Ridiculous...there's nothing wrong with 'Patriots'. 'Chiefs' on the other hand will probably change at some point. ...

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by Aaron747
Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name
Replies: 63
Views: 2113

Re: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name

First I read about CBT and now this? White site am I on? I find baseball as exciting as watching paint dry. I did watch when the Cubs and Boston and Toronto won their respective World Series. Those were historic moments. Other than that, meh. I understand how passionate people are about their sport...

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by Aaron747
Sat Jul 24, 2021 8:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name
Replies: 63
Views: 2113

Re: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name

seahawk wrote:
Patriot is offensive towards foreigners. You can not have that.


Kind of irrelevant since it's an NFL team in New England, no?

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by Aaron747
Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name
Replies: 63
Views: 2113

Re: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name

The Kansas City Chiefs obviously will need to be renamed too and even the New England Patriots. https://americanfaith.com/cbs-says-patriot-is-keyword-dogwhistle-to-look-out-for-video/ Ridiculous...there's nothing wrong with 'Patriots'. 'Chiefs' on the other hand will probably change at some point. ...

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by Aaron747
Sat Jul 24, 2021 6:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rep. Greene Says She Would Kick Chinese Out Of US
Replies: 45
Views: 2483

Re: Rep. Greene Says She Would Kick Chinese Out Of US

afcjets wrote:
Aaron747 wrote:
As an independent who disagrees with MTG 95% of the time, that's not even a little off-base. More like foul into the 2nd deck.


At least until it's pointed out and damage control begins.


No idea what that means. Context missing.

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by Aaron747
Sat Jul 24, 2021 5:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rep. Greene Says She Would Kick Chinese Out Of US
Replies: 45
Views: 2483

Re: Rep. Greene Says She Would Kick Chinese Out Of US

Rep. Greene really needs to get out of Congress along with Boebert. Sorry, but these two looneys are an embarrassment to the country. Good grief!! Why is it so hard for the GOP to put a muzzle on these two?! Because they say out loud what the rest of them are thinking :checkmark: It's not just Repu...

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by Aaron747
Sat Jul 24, 2021 5:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Sinking feeling when leveling off on B757
Replies: 9
Views: 1052

Re: Sinking feeling when leveling off on B757

Back in the day when I used to fly on the Boeing 757 I often noticed a kind of sinking feeling in my stomach when the plane leveled off after takeoff. I also experienced something similar on the Boeing 737-500 and Boeing 707-100. At liftoff I would get a sinking feeling and feel a little light head...

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by Aaron747
Sat Jul 24, 2021 4:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name
Replies: 63
Views: 2113

Re: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name

For some people this is going to be even worse than when they changed the taste of Coke. For people in CLE the name makes sense and that’s all that matters. It’s an excellent move. Now if they can do something about that WS drought..:lol: First I read about CBT and now this? White site am I on? I f...

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by Aaron747
Sat Jul 24, 2021 4:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 140
Views: 9556

Re: First Repsonders Shot In Tucson

American's have exactly the same DNA as other countries, that is just an excuse. When you travel the world (I don't know if you have or not) you realize quickly that culture is only skin deep and most people are the same. My post is dripping in sarcasm. Despite what the pro gun/anti gun law lobby w...

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by Aaron747
Sat Jul 24, 2021 3:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rep. Greene Says She Would Kick Chinese Out Of US
Replies: 45
Views: 2483

Re: Rep. Greene Says She Would Kick Chinese Out Of US

Rep. Greene really needs to get out of Congress along with Boebert. Sorry, but these two looneys are an embarrassment to the country. Good grief!! Why is it so hard for the GOP to put a muzzle on these two?! Because they say out loud what the rest of them are thinking The good thing about Greene is...

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by Aaron747
Sat Jul 24, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name
Replies: 63
Views: 2113

Re: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name

I understand how they came up with the new name but the Guardians would be a better name for a team in the NHL, NBA, or MLS because in those sports you are guarding something. Mmmmm I guess so...mmm no. The goal of every fielder in baseball is preventing a batted ball from advancing a runner. The g...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RNO & US West Airports Fuel Shortages
Replies: 36
Views: 5219

Re: RNO & US West Airports Fuel Shortages

hayzel777 wrote:
Rumor has it the pipeline feeding RNO had its certifications lapse by accident, therefore cutting off the pipeline’s supply. RNO has been trucking it in for the short-term but there aren’t enough drivers. What a joke.


Massive incompetence on the part of regional management if true.

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by Aaron747
Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name
Replies: 63
Views: 2113

Re: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name

You’re missing out then. At least four great divisional races going this year. The SF/LA series this week was INSANE. As a Dodger fan last night's game was agony. Team needs a new closer, but also most closers are only asked to record three outs not five ;) To that I say most hitters walk on four b...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does London have six airports ???
Replies: 16
Views: 1565

Re: Why does London have six airports ???

I count eight —Heathrow, Gatwick, London City, Luton, Stansted, Northolt, Biggin Hill, and Farnborough. Legacies of WW II, big city, main entry point for 60 million people and world wide presence of the old Empire. I’ve only missed LCY, did the training but never went. You sure get around for a Yan...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name
Replies: 63
Views: 2113

Re: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name

luckyone wrote:
For some people this is going to be even worse than when they changed the taste of Coke.


For people in CLE the name makes sense and that’s all that matters. It’s an excellent move. Now if they can do something about that WS drought..:lol:

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by Aaron747
Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name
Replies: 63
Views: 2113

Re: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name

NIKV69 wrote:
Thought I would miss watching baseball. To my surprise. I don't.


You’re missing out then. At least four great divisional races going this year. The SF/LA series this week was INSANE.

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by Aaron747
Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 140
Views: 9556

Re: First Repsonders Shot In Tucson

Parents and children are the key difference between us and virtually every other nation. Americans are a unique breed, we're very special in so many ways and that makes our DNA practically different from the Dutch or Japanese. It's not the gun culture that's different, it must be the parenting. But...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jul 23, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: House Adopts Afghan Helpers’ Visa Bill 407-16, 16 GOP Vote No
Replies: 16
Views: 908

Re: House Adopts Afghan Helpers’ Visa Bill 407-16, 16 GOP Vote No

The US has repeatedly gone on with wars and faux nation building. A lot of naïve defense and state department people persuade locals to fight our war and then are abandoned. And it is usually Republicans but not always who abandon them. Since the wars are conducted by USA military personnel doing t...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1047
Views: 59432

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

So for the bipartisan congress investigation into this the GOP wants to include a couple of members who are involved in causing it ? What if they need to be heard ? It’s worse than that - the GOP leader is now accusing the House Speaker of not activating the National Guard on 1/6, which is asinine ...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2414
Views: 163508

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

The entire world was shut down and the G8 did not think to do anything then about combined vaccine production, heck they did not even do that for regular PPE equipment and then current treatment options before the vaccines were generated, so what is the difference now, the world situation was worse...

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