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by johns624
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Neiman Marcus Flagship Store at Hudson Yards Being Vacated
Replies: 8
Views: 762

Re: Neiman Marcus Flagship Store at Hudson Yards Being Vacated

ArchGuy1 wrote:
hopefully they could keep it as it is really important.
Why is it "really important"? If it was important, it would be making money. Since it isn't, and the company is in dire financial straits, you cut losses wherever you can.

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by johns624
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best USA Climate
Replies: 48
Views: 1820

Re: Best USA Climate

zakuivcustom wrote:

PS Upper Midwest Winter is definitely the worst in US. Those lake-effect snows are no joke. Ok...there is Alaska but the climate suck there year round.
Most of the Midwest doesn't get lake effect snow. The worst storms seem to hit New England anymore.

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by johns624
Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best USA Climate
Replies: 48
Views: 1820

Re: Best USA Climate

There are many place (Duluth, Marquette, New England) that I could live in for 9 months of the year. The other 3 months would be tricky. I'd say that the place I've been to that would be the closest is Monterey, CA. Wow! MRY is way too cool for me, I seem to strike out and get sun there only every ...

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by johns624
Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best USA Climate
Replies: 48
Views: 1820

Re: Best USA Climate

zakuivcustom wrote:
SoCal win easily IMHO. Never too hot nor too cold.

Yeah, the Inland Empire never gets too hot...

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by johns624
Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best USA Climate
Replies: 48
Views: 1820

Re: Best USA Climate

There are many place (Duluth, Marquette, New England) that I could live in for 9 months of the year. The other 3 months would be tricky. I'd say that the place I've been to that would be the closest is Monterey, CA.

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by johns624
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item
Replies: 283
Views: 10707

Re: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item

I would think an antigunner like yourself Passing judgement. Just because I want to see fewer mass shootings and more accountability does not mean I am "antigunner". I say this every single time there is any comment about guns violence. Apparently it falls on deaf ears. And, again, just b...

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by johns624
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle Releases the Kraken
Replies: 9
Views: 857

Re: Seattle Releases the Kraken

I had to google what it was.

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by johns624
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item
Replies: 283
Views: 10707

Re: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item

And all the weapons being stockpiled across the country? https://www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2020/07/13/three-million-more-guns-the-spring-2020-spike-in-firearm-sales/ I work in a large gunshop/range in the DTW area. We normally sell 4-5000 guns a year. This year, we may sell 10,000. What is un...

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by johns624
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item
Replies: 283
Views: 10707

Re: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item

And all the weapons being stockpiled across the country? https://www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2020/07/13/three-million-more-guns-the-spring-2020-spike-in-firearm-sales/ I work in a large gunshop/range in the DTW area. We normally sell 4-5000 guns a year. This year, we may sell 10,000. What is un...

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by johns624
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thoughts on Gun Control
Replies: 120
Views: 4810

Re: Thoughts on Gun Control

Tugger--you do realize that barrels are a wearable, replaceable part of a firearm, don't you? Sort of like car tires. Barrels aren't considered the "firearm" anyways. The frame is the serialized item.

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by johns624
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 361
Views: 28445

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

With all the discussions on the various ships moving around, I I'd like to see some of the smaller, older ships being refitted for that time when the cruise business kicks up again. When that happens you will not see crowds rushing to the jumbo boats, parked with pax who are a standing in line for ...

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by johns624
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 361
Views: 28445

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

Would older generation people likely know about the old time liner companies? Those are the half dozen I mentioned. Other than the QE2, famous ocean liners have been gone for 45+ years. The US, QM and QE have been gone for 50+ years. The France only a few years less. SS France became the SS Norway,...

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by johns624
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 361
Views: 28445

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

The Astoria is also significant because it is the last surviving former SAL liner in existence, second oldest seagoing passenger ship in active service, and was the only SAL ship built in Sweden. Your first mistake is assuming that anyone had ever heard of SAL. If you asked 100 people on the street...

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by johns624
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 361
Views: 28445

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

The Astoria is also significant because it is the last surviving former SAL liner in existence, second oldest seagoing passenger ship in active service, and was the only SAL ship built in Sweden. Your first mistake is assuming that anyone had ever heard of SAL. If you asked 100 people on the street...

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by johns624
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thoughts on Gun Control
Replies: 120
Views: 4810

Re: Thoughts on Gun Control

Chicago prosecutors seldom file strawman gun purchase charges, why? Well, when a grandmother or under 21 age person is the straw man, they’re very sympathetic defendants especially when the jury is carefully selected. Serials inside the barrel? Is there tech to don this and how is it read? Do you h...

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by johns624
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Speeding Tickets and GPA
Replies: 28
Views: 4627

Re: Speeding Tickets and GPA

All of which is why universities are big business today and why tuition costs go up much faster than other costs. Because it's "needed", and they have a captive audience.

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by johns624
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Speeding Tickets and GPA
Replies: 28
Views: 4627

Re: Speeding Tickets and GPA

because all a college degree shows is that you can set a goal and achieve it. I've never understood that reasoning. Having to go into debt for (at least) tens of thousands of dollars just so that you can show that you can "achieve a goal". I know a recently retired A320 Capt from a US3who...

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by johns624
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item
Replies: 283
Views: 10707

Re: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item

They are the second city of the Northwest. They are trying to outdo Seattle.

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by johns624
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thoughts on Gun Control
Replies: 120
Views: 4810

Re: Thoughts on Gun Control

Johns624 You have not answered the question. I answered it to my satisfaction. :D I may engage in a thread about certain European countries not spending enough on defense because it's a NATO topic but I don't tell the UK what they should do about Brexit, for example. I just want others to do the sa...

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by johns624
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thoughts on Gun Control
Replies: 120
Views: 4810

Re: Thoughts on Gun Control

Johns624 You have not answered the question. I answered it to my satisfaction. :D I may engage in a thread about certain European countries not spending enough on defense because it's a NATO topic but I don't tell the UK what they should do about Brexit, for example. I just want others to do the sa...

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by johns624
Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thoughts on Gun Control
Replies: 120
Views: 4810

Re: Thoughts on Gun Control

Feel free to continue your delusion, I wont be visiting this thread again - I dont need to “win on the internet”, I can just sit back in my own back yard in a civilised country and join the billions of other people who are laughing at the United States Of America imploding on itself through violenc...

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by johns624
Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thoughts on Gun Control
Replies: 120
Views: 4810

Re: Thoughts on Gun Control

LabQuest Are you proposing that Europeans should not comment on topics relating to the US, and that Americans should not comment on topics relating to Europe?. Maybe because it's of no concern to you and doesn't affect you? Like I said previously, US foreign policy and other things that affect you ...

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by johns624
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thoughts on Gun Control
Replies: 120
Views: 4810

Re: Thoughts on Gun Control

Why do so many here care what happens in the US, when they don't even live here? It doesn't affect you at all. American foreign policy may affect you so is fair game but our domestic policies don't concern you at all.

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by johns624
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 361
Views: 28445

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

Frankly, I don't see the cruise line industry recovering. I was hesitant to invest and buy 100 shares of NCLH when it was less than $10...it's back up to $17, but well below the price before Covid (about $65). And these bans will only put pressure on the stocks...I wonder how RCL is fairing though....

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by johns624
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 361
Views: 28445

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

This article shows the efforts that are taking place to save the SS United States and I hope that they will be able to succeed. https://disasters-shipwrecks.blogspot.com/2020/07/the-race-to-save-ss-united-states.html?m=1 Did you actually read the link? Here's what it says... But so far nothing has ...

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by johns624
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who had the most advanced / effective submarines in WW2?
Replies: 55
Views: 3023

Re: Who had the most advanced / effective submarines in WW2?

Japanese naval doctrine had a very specific focus before the war - create a situation where they could have a local, qualitative superiority over the U.S. Navy's Pacific forces, crush them in a decisive battle, and use the freedom of action gained thereby to secure their Pacific objectives and end ...

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by johns624
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China claim they will sanction Lockheed Martin
Replies: 9
Views: 1681

Re: China claim they will sanction Lockheed Martin

But how will Lockheed Martin be actually affected by it? It's all part of a political dance that in normal time, both side will have thought out to the nth degree and move their chess pieces in a predictable manor. The only wild card is the current US administration may not be so predictable when c...

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by johns624
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Epstein Madam Arrested
Replies: 100
Views: 5456

Re: Epstein Madam Arrested

ltbewr wrote:
She has a lot of powerful friends that want to keep her from testifying and would spend millions to help her escape again.
Or make sure she commits suicide...

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by johns624
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USS Bonhomme Richard (Wasp-class amphibious assault ship) is on fire
Replies: 83
Views: 14269

Re: USS Bonhomme on fire in SanDiego port

It was a class A fire apparently, not B so not that bad. Still, not sure why we need 8 amphibious assault ships nowadays, having not performed such a mission in over 70 years. Wrong. Just because you have 8 ships doesn't mean you have 8 available. With 8, you normally have 3 at sea that are mission...

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by johns624
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USS Bonhomme Richard (Wasp-class amphibious assault ship) is on fire
Replies: 83
Views: 14269

Re: USS Bonhomme Richard (Wasp-class amphibious assault ship) is on fire

In general, the US Navy has been willing to fix pretty badly damaged ships; see the USS Franklin, USS Bunker Hill (CV-19), USS Forrestal, and USS Belknap. Though, with the general age of the Bonhomme Richard , the fact that there are replacement ships already under construction, they may elect to n...

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by johns624
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Considered Selling Puerto Rico: Ex-DHS Chief says President asked ‘Can We Sell The Island?
Replies: 24
Views: 1189

Re: trump Considered Selling Puerto Rico: Ex-DHS Chief says President asked ‘Can We Sell The Island?

WildcatYXU wrote:
johns624 wrote:
Who would buy it?


Us. We are trying to convince Turks and Caicos to join the Confederation for ages. Now we could have our own snowbird place.
I'll trade you for the Maritimes! I'll even throw in Florida.

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by johns624
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to use jet fuel made from captured carbon dioxide
Replies: 24
Views: 2774

Re: Air Transat to use jet fuel made from captured carbon dioxide

60% of our electricity is generated by nuclear power. 26% is by hydro electric. The rest is through solar, wind and other sources. I wish they'd burn the garbage that they truck over to landfills in Michigan. Garbage incineration is frowned upon due to CO2 production concerns. However, with a techn...

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by johns624
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popularity of Pickup Trucks in US Northeast Cities
Replies: 58
Views: 2904

Re: Popularity of Pickup Trucks in US Northeast Cities

How popular are pickup trucks in cities in the US Northeast like Boston, New York City, Providence, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and Baltimore and would it generallybe done only by people who actually need them for work purposes? Some trucking companies are using them to haul 53ft trailers around ...

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by johns624
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to use jet fuel made from captured carbon dioxide
Replies: 24
Views: 2774

Re: Air Transat to use jet fuel made from captured carbon dioxide

In case anyone is wondering the process uses renewable electricity (I suppose solar or hydro) to break water into O2 and H2 then combine the H2 with CO2 to make hydrocarbons. There is a lot of hydro power in Canada. Not sure about year round solar in the Great White North. Is there much geothermal ...

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by johns624
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS Rules Much of Oklahoma is Still Tribal Territory
Replies: 19
Views: 1034

Re: SCOTUS Rules Much of Oklahoma is Still Tribal Territory

it is federal law, not state, that prevails on tribal lands (and child rape is also illegal under federal law). Tugg I've read that because of this, Indians make up a larger share per capita of the federal prison population. Not surprising when their economic activity is stunted, other that those s...

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by johns624
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS Rules Much of Oklahoma is Still Tribal Territory
Replies: 19
Views: 1034

Re: SCOTUS Rules Much of Oklahoma is Still Tribal Territory

Tugger wrote:
it is federal law, not state, that prevails on tribal lands (and child rape is also illegal under federal law).

Tugg
I've read that because of this, Indians make up a larger share per capita of the federal prison population.

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by johns624
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Suggestion for Reviving Indiana Tower
Replies: 20
Views: 666

Re: Suggestion for Reviving Indiana Tower

Do you think that the Indiana Tower in Indianapolis that was proposed in the early 1980's will ever be constructed. I feel that it should be built as it would be an iconic landmark and major tourist attraction for Indianapolis in the same way as the Space Needle in Seattle or the Gateway Arch in St...

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by johns624
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines taking advantage of Covid in the long term
Replies: 30
Views: 2830

Re: Winners of Covid

A crisis for some is an opportunity for others. Lease rates are down, slots are available and you can get a whole fleet of almost any aircraft type you want. A lot of experienced pilots and cabin crew and other staff are also available. Those with deep pockets might see this as a good time to inves...

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by johns624
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS Rules Much of Oklahoma is Still Tribal Territory
Replies: 19
Views: 1034

Re: SCOTUS Rules Much of Oklahoma is Still Tribal Territory

einsteinboricua wrote:
those living in the eastern part that's now tribal land understand that state law will no longer apply to them.

I believe that tribal law only applies to its members. At least, that's the way it is in Michigan.

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by johns624
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777x All Composite Fuselage Possibility?
Replies: 11
Views: 2980

Re: 777x All Composite Fuselage Possibility?

Arusin wrote:
would allow a 777-10x variant to enter the mix to better compete with an a380 replacement.
A What replacement?

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by johns624
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market
Replies: 66
Views: 19343

Re: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market

It must have lost its new plane smell so they didn't want it anymore.

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by johns624
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trying to locate members
Replies: 67
Views: 2916

Re: Trying to locate members

Also, someone with AH64 in their name who was an Army helo pilot and really up on the military side of things? You probably mean "UH60FtRucker" (I might be off on capitalization or spelling): Fun, intelligent, funny guy who, unless I'm much mistaken, just had twin boys about the time he d...

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by johns624
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A330MRTT News, Orders, Production And Testing
Replies: 238
Views: 88502

Re: Delivery First MMF A330 MRTT at Eindhoven

Which countries are participating, or is it NATO-wide?

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by johns624
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trying to locate members
Replies: 67
Views: 2916

Re: Trying to locate members

Superfly in Bangkok? I would have thought Duluth... :)
Didn't there used to be someone named DTWPurser or something who was very knowledgeable? Also, someone with AH64 in their name who was an Army helo pilot and really up on the military side of things?

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by johns624
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who had the most advanced / effective submarines in WW2?
Replies: 55
Views: 3023

Re: Who had the most advanced / effective submarines in WW2?

cpd wrote:

They were very expensive to build as well.
Not really compared to today's ships. The main cost is in the electronics and weapons.

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by johns624
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who had the most advanced / effective submarines in WW2?
Replies: 55
Views: 3023

Re: Who had the most advanced / effective submarines in WW2?

Yet, the 16 inch guns of the USN Iowa-class had a higher rate of fire and the armor piercing shells penetrated further than the Japanese 18.1 inch.

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by johns624
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Epstein Madam Arrested
Replies: 100
Views: 5456

Re: Epstein Madam Arrested

The big question to be answered is around Prince Andrew. I suspect he was more involved than we know, and he has basically lawyered up and stopped talking. Will Maxwell rat him out? And who will Maxwell rat out to save her own ass? That was sorta my point. The powers to be have destroyed all the ev...

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by johns624
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Epstein Madam Arrested
Replies: 100
Views: 5456

Re: Epstein Madam Arrested

If Trump wan't involved she will receive maximum security (much more so than Epstein). If he was involved, she's a goner. Sub Clinton for Trump above and it's a bit more accurate. With both Clinton AND Trump it will be absolutely accurate. Yep. That's the reason that neither the GOP or Dems made mu...

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by johns624
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who had the most advanced / effective submarines in WW2?
Replies: 55
Views: 3023

Re: Who had the most advanced / effective submarines in WW2?

What was kind of strange about the Japanese, was that even though they studied the RN Taranto raid, and copied it to attack Pearl Harbor, they still wanted the decisive surface engagement to settle things.

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