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by johns624
Sun May 03, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada Bans Semi Automatic Weapons
Replies: 142
Views: 4190

Re: Canada Bans Semi Automatic Weapons

Yet, there is one conspicuous firearm missing from the list. I own one and think it's a fine weapon. Any problem in the real world can be solved with it. Any serious firearms aficionado would know what it is. Others don't need to know since they just get their panties in a bunch.

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by johns624
Sat May 02, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Good guy with a gun doesn't win.
Replies: 100
Views: 3823

Re: Good guy with a gun doesn't win.

Agreed, it's crystal clear: A well armed militia ... Notice the word "militia", which is a paramilitary organisation aimed at securing a specific area, often under local or regional control. As in, your National Guard. So there you have, clear as ice: To be armed means you have to be a me...

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by johns624
Sat May 02, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Nationalisations: the return of the VLA's?
Replies: 14
Views: 1720

Re: Nationalisations: the return of the VLA's?

The OP bounces all around. One minute he's talking about "competitiveness" being important and the next he's saying that "profitability" isn't . They kind of work together. Then he talks about airlines being smaller, maybe in the last 2 months, but that's it. There are many more ...

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by johns624
Sat May 02, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Good guy with a gun doesn't win.
Replies: 100
Views: 3823

Re: Good guy with a gun doesn't win.

I joined the Army and became a paratrooper in a heavy weapons platoon. Most civilian guns are boring, especially when you have to pay for the ammo. That being said, since I am law enforcement now, my guns go home with me every day. But they are secured. Self defense starts way left of the boom. You...

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by johns624
Fri May 01, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA investigating Harrison Ford after runway incident
Replies: 35
Views: 9568

Re: Harrison Ford grounded

WN732 wrote:
If it was anyone else it would never make the news.

Anybody else would've lost their license by now.

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by johns624
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid 19 and alcohol consumption
Replies: 31
Views: 1709

Re: Covid 19 and alcohol consumption

I don't think it's so much the case that a few beers makes you more susceptible to the virus than people who drink every day normally have other health issues due to making other poor choices.

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by johns624
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Good guy with a gun doesn't win.
Replies: 100
Views: 3823

Re: Good guy with a gun doesn't win.

There's a great YouTube channel that displays guns of all varieties, and is extremely informational. Loads of knowledge and skill. And he routinely also says he avoids meeting fans, going to shows, expos, etc because too many gun owners only show the side of needing it to shoot someone. It leads me...

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by johns624
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transit Bus Shooting and Police Chase in Dallas
Replies: 9
Views: 756

Re: Transit Bus Shooting and Police Chase in Dallas

Kiwirob wrote:
This hardly seams newsworthy, btw 4 police officers were killed in Melbourne yesterday, they were run over by a truck, during a traffic stop on a motorway.
At least it wasn't by someone with a gun...

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by johns624
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Good guy with a gun doesn't win.
Replies: 100
Views: 3823

Re: Good guy with a gun doesn't win.

1. What assault weapon ban was repealed? 2. No special rounds required to defeat body armor. Any rifle hunting bullet will defeat common body armor. Sure about that? Or you have no idea of the recent history in your own country? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Assault_Weapons_Ban Please don't...

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by johns624
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Favourite World War Two heavy Bomber?
Replies: 32
Views: 2572

Re: Favourite World War Two heavy Bomber?

A part of the reason for the heavier bombload of the British heavies vs the American ones is the smaller aircrew and lesser defense armament. Of course, this also relegated the British planes to bombing at night when it wasn't as accurate. So they needed more bombs to do the same damage.

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by johns624
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Good guy with a gun doesn't win.
Replies: 100
Views: 3823

Re: Good guy with a gun doesn't win.

But 699 lives could have been saved with better background checks and mental health evaluations, which continue to be fought in the US. 1. What better background checks? It is essentially the same as the one that law enforcement uses. 2. The hangup with mental evaluations is HIPAA. That has nothing...

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by johns624
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Good guy with a gun doesn't win.
Replies: 100
Views: 3823

Re: Good guy with a gun doesn't win.

Yeah they have, by enabling the repeal of assault weapons bans, by bribing lawmakers. So basically no different to those who funnel cash to terror groups. Who never get near to firing a shot themselves. Even promoting rounds designed to defeat body armour. And enabling those with a history of menta...

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by johns624
Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Good guy with a gun doesn't win.
Replies: 100
Views: 3823

Re: Good guy with a gun doesn't win.

It appears the age old adage of "good guy with a gun" doesn't always ring true. Who knew two year olds were that good with aim? And how do they know it was an accident? Have you ever seen Stewie, that kid is badass and probably a year old. Kids these days, I tell ya! https://www.ajc.com/n...

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by johns624
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Quarantine will reduce crime?
Replies: 15
Views: 855

Re: Quarantine will reduce crime?

Since most of the world population is in quarantine and self-isolation, this includes potential criminals. People, especially youth, will realize what it's like to be confined to a small area for long periods of time, and that being in prison is the same feeling but much worse. Maybe this will help...

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by johns624
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID19 world, home delivery, pickup, in-store experiences
Replies: 39
Views: 1995

Re: COVID19 world, home delivery, pickup, in-store experiences

We just go and get our own groceries. We just buy for 2-3 weeks now instead of one week at a time. If we run out of something, oh well, it's not going to kill us if we don't have it before our next scheduled shopping day. We just substitute.

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by johns624
Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Nova Scotia, Canada
Replies: 63
Views: 2349

Re: Mass Shooting in Nova Scotia, Canada

FTMCPIUS wrote:
Canada has stricter gun laws than the U.S. It is illegal to possess an unregistered handgun or any kind of rapid-fire weapon in Canada. T.
Wrong. You can have semi automatic weapons in Canada, you are just restricted to 5 round mags in rifles and 10 rounds in handguns.

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by johns624
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Nova Scotia, Canada
Replies: 63
Views: 2349

Re: Mass Shooting in Nova Scotia, Canada

stl07 wrote:
Without reading the article, I'm gonna go on a whim and say the shooter was either fired/bullied or is doing it for Allah/white supremacy. Am I right?
I doubt it.

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by johns624
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pathetic Handling of Repatriation Flights by the US Embassy in Bolivia
Replies: 30
Views: 1701

Re: Pathetic Handling of Repatriation Flights by the US Embassy in Bolivia

[*] ...and as for the cost of airport facilities, US Airlift Command could prolly use any one of these locations: La Paz, Cochabamba, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Puerto Suárez, Tarija, Villamontes, Cobija, Trindad, Riberalta, Roboré, Uyuni, Oruro, Sucre and Chimoré. These are the locations of the Brazi...

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by johns624
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pathetic Handling of Repatriation Flights by the US Embassy in Bolivia
Replies: 30
Views: 1701

Re: Pathetic Handling of Repatriation Flights by the US Embassy in Bolivia

In both instances, the embassy only informed citizens of the flights the day before the flights departed. For many people that was not enough time to either organize what they had to do to leave (people have lives, contracts and agreements they can't just get out of with 24 hours notice). BS--If it...

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by johns624
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another Casualty of Covid-19: US Postal Service
Replies: 78
Views: 3226

Re: Another Casualty of Covid-19: US Postal Service

Pensions are a good yardstick of whether something is a complete jobs farm or it runs as an actual business. No business in a competitive world can afford to pay 2 workforces, the workers who do the work and the retirees. It's not possible. The only businesses that can do it are sheltered from comp...

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by johns624
Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another Casualty of Covid-19: US Postal Service
Replies: 78
Views: 3226

Re: Another Casualty of Covid-19: US Postal Service

Come on you know what I meant. Mail is outdated I was speaking about packages. Where the USPS is probably dead last to FE, UPS and Prime. No, I didn't know what you meant. You do know that many online companies use USPS for final delilvery, don't you? I'm most familiar with B&N, who has UPS do ...

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by johns624
Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another Casualty of Covid-19: US Postal Service
Replies: 78
Views: 3226

Re: Another Casualty of Covid-19: US Postal Service

NIKV69 wrote:
other carrier companies doing to better and cheaper.
Who else is delivering mail?

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by johns624
Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump should do a 'dry' quid pro quo with airlines
Replies: 45
Views: 3489

Re: Trump should do a 'dry' quid pro quo with airlines

As I suggested earlier, go to Google. “Here is my outlandish claim, go forth and prove me right!” You make the argument, you find the source. I did find sources – on Google. Some are behind a paywall (hint: WSJ), but all state these incidents are on the rise. Since you are so skeptical of the resul...

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by johns624
Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump should do a 'dry' quid pro quo with airlines
Replies: 45
Views: 3489

Re: Trump should do a 'dry' quid pro quo with airlines

During prohibition, US ocean lines were prohibited from serving alcohol. Guess how that went? Even after the repeal of prohibition, the US shipping industry never came back. With the exception of a few airlines that serve Islamic countries (IR, SV, W5) all international airlines serve alcohol. Bann...

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by johns624
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump should do a 'dry' quid pro quo with airlines
Replies: 45
Views: 3489

Re: Trump should do a 'dry' quid pro quo with airlines

The OP was asleep during his high school Government class. The President is not a dictator. He doesn't negotiate with airlines. There are things called "laws" and "regulations", which are decided upon by the Legislative and Executive Branches. The President just signs or vetos bi...

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by johns624
Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Relocating to Escape the New Normal
Replies: 56
Views: 3004

Re: Relocating to Escape the New Normal

I used Nebraska as an example in the opening post because it was one of five states that did not impose stay at home orders on their people, not because it's rural. I have only been there once and I don't even think I spent the night. When I drove through downtown Omaha there wasn't much there and ...

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by johns624
Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Relocating to Escape the New Normal
Replies: 56
Views: 3004

Re: Relocating to Escape the New Normal

the occasional newly retired folks that demand isolated freedom in the great beyond until medicine dicatates that they move back closer to civilization. I can drive 5-10 miles and reach various city centers, and I can drive 2-3 miles and be at a lake or great hiking trails. Suburbia perfection for ...

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by johns624
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Towing a Loaded Trailer With a Concrete Pumper Truck
Replies: 10
Views: 733

Re: Towing a Loaded Trailer With a Concrete Pumper Truck

Get a CDL license and let us know. I've never seen a concrete pumper towing a trailer.

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by johns624
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have some airlines modified their schedule for this summer?
Replies: 13
Views: 1202

Re: Have some airlines modified their schedule for this summer?

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johns624 wrote:
The OP has a thread in Non-Av asking if we think he can go on vacation to China in August. My guess is "drugs".

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by johns624
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have some airlines modified their schedule for this summer?
Replies: 13
Views: 1202

Re: Have some airlines modified their schedule for this summer?

The OP has a thread in Non-Av asking if we think he can go on vacation to China in August. My guess is "drugs".

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by johns624
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 357
Views: 27991

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

I've been on the Sun, Star (2), Pearl and Jewel. Not enough difference to really notice. Will be on the Star for the 3rd time in June. I was on the Pearl last year. Probably as larger ship as I'd want to be on. What are your thoughts of it compared to others. I've never been on any ships other than...

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by johns624
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will there be another global war?
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: Will there be another global war?

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Read other threads before starting your own. This one covers your topic and has 85 posts as of now.
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by johns624
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 357
Views: 27991

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

Venezuelan Navy tries to hijack a cruise ship in the high seas, hilarity ensues. https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/03/americas/venezuela-navy-cruise-liner-incident-intl/index.html If they are going to play games like this maybe time to take out their navy ships! Why bother? They seem to be doing a good j...

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by johns624
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US3 Hubs Most Likely to get Dehubbed because of COVID
Replies: 23
Views: 3424

Re: US3 Hubs Most Likely to get Dehubbed because of COVID

DL: Their new coastal hubs in BOS and SEA seem vulnerable, as does LAX to a lesser extent. UA: LAX has been reduced much recently already, so this seems likely to go unfortunately. AA: LAX seems vulnerable for AA too So the US3 are all going to dehub LAX? Ever tried standup? I didn't think so...

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by johns624
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Yorker: Reality has endorsed Bernie Sanders
Replies: 33
Views: 1348

Re: New Yorker: Reality has endorsed Bernie Sanders

Tugger wrote:
I am enjoying the continuing attempts to divide people! So fun!

Tugg
To some people, everything is about politics, us vs them. Even when it's not... People who take glee in others' health and misfortunes are just sick.

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by johns624
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Marine core fighter pilot?
Replies: 41
Views: 2693

Re: Marine core fighter pilot?

Just to re-empathize---you have to have a bachelor's degree to be a pilot in the USAF, USMC, USN and all the American majors.

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by johns624
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Darwinism: Liberty U reopens after Trump speech, students immediate test positive
Replies: 26
Views: 1287

Re: Political Darwinism: Liberty U reopens after Trump speech, students immediate test positive

I've only met one grad of Liberty U, and she was as dumb as a box of rocks. She was working at the local bank branch and I had to do some business for my elderly mother. She asked for my last name and I told her (it's an obviously Slavic name). To lighten the mood, I added "it's a nice Irish na...

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by johns624
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you know Sign Language?
Replies: 7
Views: 515

Re: Do you know Sign Language?

I know the one universal gesture...I'll be leaving now...

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by johns624
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1901
Views: 331537

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

I feel like out of the actual “hubs” DTW could end up being the odd one left out of all this when it’s all said and done. What many seem to be ignoring who are predicting the imminent demise of DTW as a Delta hub is the airport itself. It has a great terminal, plenty of room for growth and no compe...

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by johns624
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can Biden defeat Trump to become President?
Replies: 232
Views: 7426

Re: Can Biden defeat Trump to become President?

So Biden is clearly more establishment unlike Bernie being very fringe left, so naturally Biden can attract more voters - he's pretty much guaranteed at this point to be the Democrat nominee - but can he win the 2020 election and defeat Trump? At this point, what are his odds? What is YOUR opinion?...

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by johns624
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is the FedEx Express business model outdated?
Replies: 20
Views: 3577

Re: Is the FedEx Express business model outdated?

I understand how FedEx is set up as a company, but it’s always amazed me how they’ve been able to run ground and express as standalone businesses. Especially for commercial they’re sending two trucks to the same location, it just doesn’t make sense. For those who don't know, Fedex Ground started ou...

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by johns624
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NEED - Northern European Enclosure Dam
Replies: 31
Views: 1175

Re: NEED - Northern European Enclosure Dam

Where would they get all the rock/dirt/concrete from?

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by johns624
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should booing be banned at sporting events?
Replies: 50
Views: 1770

Re: Should booing be banned at sporting events?

DIRECTFLT wrote:
There should be more booing during Chess Tournaments.
There'd have to be spectators first... :)

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by johns624
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182690

Re: US cancels flight to Europe except UK for 30 days

Rip all remaining pax 757's and 767's. Yeah, because that's what's important here. Thousands getting sick and dying, thousands being laid off and you're worried about some planes... The pilots of those types are included in those likely to be laid off, as they're (were?) used often on TATL. Very we...

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by johns624
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182690

Re: US cancels flight to Europe except UK for 30 days

I like all the people here talking about trying to circumvent the rules. There's a reason for this and it's a selfish attitude.

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by johns624
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bucket Lists
Replies: 35
Views: 1543

Re: Bucket Lists

Things were so much easier when I was a teenager. You only had one thing on your bucket list (term hadn't been invented yet) and it didn't matter if she was black, white or green. :)

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by johns624
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182690

Re: US cancels flight to Europe except UK for 30 days

1989worstyear wrote:
Rip all remaining pax 757's and 767's.
Yeah, because that's what's important here. Thousands getting sick and dying, thousands being laid off and you're worried about some planes...

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by johns624
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should booing be banned at sporting events?
Replies: 50
Views: 1770

Re: Should booing be banned at sporting events?

When you spend as much as a pro ticket costs nowadays to watch a bunch of millionaires play a child's game and they suck, you have a right to boo.

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by johns624
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bucket Lists
Replies: 35
Views: 1543

Re: Bucket Lists

flipdewaf wrote:
What is a bucket list anyway?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
It's list of things that you want to do before you die. I'd be interested in hearing the OP's, but that's probably too much to ask.

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by johns624
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should booing be banned at sporting events?
Replies: 50
Views: 1770

Re: Should booing be banned at sporting events?

DeltaMD90 wrote:
Wasn't it OP that said we should ban Valentine's Day was offensive to singles? And another thread where he asked if he should marry himself?

I really hope OP is just trolling in these threads...
Nope. Too many others examples of oddball topics. He's the real thing...

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