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by falstaff
Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Massive inferno engulfs London building...
Replies: 80
Views: 3813

Re: Massive inferno engulfs London building...

It was owned by Kensington and Chelsea Council Does that mean it was some sort of public housing (for low income people)? I know here the US residential high rises that are public housing are notorious for health and safety violations. A lot of those buildings were built on the cheap and I'd suspec...

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by falstaff
Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Woman Claims She Was Raped Then Gets Busted For Lying About It
Replies: 37
Views: 1930

Re: Woman Claims She Was Raped Then Gets Busted For Lying About It

Happens very frequently. particularly in U.S. college settings. If you are a U.S. college student and simply do not like anyone, all you need to do is accuse them of rape - even if they are cleared by the police / DA of any wrongdoing, the students will have basically no right to defend themselves ...

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by falstaff
Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Little Caesar's Sued ($100m) By Muslim Patron For Using Pork Pepperoni
Replies: 67
Views: 3969

Re: Little Caesar's Sued ($100m) By Muslim Patron For Using Pork Pepperoni

Looks like the truth came out. The entire thing was a set up. The guy ordered regular pepperoni and told an employee to put a Halal sticker on the box. http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/local-news/258517807-story I wonder what Dearborn locations have this Halal pepperoni? I would like to give it a try...

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by falstaff
Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Little Caesar's Sued ($100m) By Muslim Patron For Using Pork Pepperoni
Replies: 67
Views: 3969

Re: Little Caesar's Sued ($100m) By Muslim Patron For Using Pork Pepperoni

http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/local-n ... 7807-story
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Apparently the truth came out. This guy ordered regular pepperoni and told an employee to put the Halal sticker on the box. It was a set up. The case has been dropped.

http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/local-n ... 7807-story

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by falstaff
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Honda air bag recall
Replies: 4
Views: 507

Re: Honda air bag recall

How long is shortly after? I am a mechanic and every mechanic and service writer hates the "after you did this; this happened" customer, because everything happens after something else was done. That is how things break. If the problem happened right away then it may be an issue with the p...

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by falstaff
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Now BA try to wriggle on insurance claims from the melt down.
Replies: 16
Views: 3206

Re: Now BA try to wriggle on insurance claims from the melt down.

Most people have annual travel insurance cover and often free as part of a " perk " from their bank account etc. Never heard of such a thing and I'm over 40. I have had a savings/checking account since 1990 and this was never even offered to me. Bank accounts here are generally free (no f...

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by falstaff
Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Cultural Appropriation really a thing ?
Replies: 12
Views: 963

Re: Is Cultural Appropriation really a thing ?

This is total nonsense. Should I not buy pizza from my favorite place because an Arab owns the place? I think there are people who dislike white people so much that they will do anything to oppress them because they want to somehow get back at them for often imaginary wrongs. The problem with these ...

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by falstaff
Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak Sues Union Station Over Delta Airlines Ads
Replies: 13
Views: 2276

Re: Amtrak Sues Union Station Over Delta Airlines Ads

If there is a clause in the lease about not accepting ads for the competition then that is cut and dry. That really isn't unusual. I doubt Spirit Airlines would allow advertising for another airline in its aircraft. I am sure Delta would be up in arms if an airport allowed Amtrak ads at their gates.

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by falstaff
Fri May 26, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Little Caesar's Sued ($100m) By Muslim Patron For Using Pork Pepperoni
Replies: 67
Views: 3969

Re: Little Caesar's Sued ($100m) By Muslim Patron For Using Pork Pepperoni

The real crime here is someone is willing to eat "pizza" from Little Caesars. They are the 99¢ store of pizza chains. It's Pretty good, while drunk. The Deep Deep dish is actually a good Detroit Style pizza. Now the right is saying "making food based on religion is stupid" yet, ...

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by falstaff
Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Single Word or short Phrase you Hate
Replies: 114
Views: 4103

Re: Single Word or short Phrase you Hate

I can't stand the word "Queue". It isn't commonly used in US English, but I hear it all the time when I travel in Europe. In the US we would say were were waiting in line, not in queue. Why does this word bug me? Back in 2000 I had a call center job that was TERRIBLE and the annoying boss ...

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by falstaff
Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines to Reduce Personal Item/Carry-on bag sizer by 1/4
Replies: 19
Views: 4875

Re: Spirit Airlines to Reduce Personal Item/Carry-on bag sizer by 1/4

More non-news. They've had this information available on their website for a while, and the change brings them in line with current F9 policy as well as the limit for AA's new basic economy. And while the total volume of the new dimensions is less than the old, the length increases by 2 inches whic...

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by falstaff
Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Repairs uncover cocaine worth $434K in AA nose gear
Replies: 50
Views: 10721

Re: Repairs uncover cocaine worth $434K in AA nose gear

Those bricks could have been sitting there for weeks Very true... I wonder why the cocaine was never retrieved? Obviously somebody who would have access to the aircraft would have been the initial recipient. Why didn't that person collect? Were too many people around? Was the employee unexpectedly ...

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by falstaff
Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The cars of your childhood
Replies: 55
Views: 2712

Re: The cars of your childhood

Sierra - we were the first in the city to have one In the US wasn't that called the Merkur XR4ti? Those were cool looking cars, but not very reliable here and party were expensive. Scorpio - again one of the first in town A Merkur Scorpio in the US. Those were neat cars, but I never saw many around...

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by falstaff
Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The cars of your childhood
Replies: 55
Views: 2712

The cars of your childhood

As I type this there are 29 political threads (or have turned into them) running on this forum's 1st page and all but one of them is about Donald Trump in one way or another. I miss the days when there were just a few political threads and more discussion about other stuff. As we all know some of us...

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by falstaff
Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shots fired at Quebec mosque, at least 5 killed...
Replies: 33
Views: 1521

Re: Shots fired at Quebec mosque, at least 5 killed...

Thanks, and it makes sense regarding the witnesses name since the attack to place at a mosque. Makes perfect sense... I would think there would be more than one witness though. we hear the same people making up conspiracy theories The left does it too. I recall when Gabby Giffords was shot it was r...

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by falstaff
Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shots fired at Quebec mosque, at least 5 killed...
Replies: 33
Views: 1521

Re: Shots fired at Quebec mosque, at least 5 killed...

Why haven't the authorities releases the names of those arrested ? What are they waiting for ??? What is the policy for the releasing of suspect names in Quebec? Strange if true, could it be Islamists attacking moderate Muslims ? Seems to happen frequently in the middle east. It's happened in the U...

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by falstaff
Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you have tatoos and/or multiple piercings?
Replies: 65
Views: 2988

Re: Do you have tatoos and/or multiple piercings?

I don't have any piercings, but I have two tattoos. On one arm I have a Falstaff Beer logo and the other arm has a Briggs & Stratton engine logo.

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by falstaff
Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White man tortured accused of Trump supporter
Replies: 126
Views: 4056

Re: White man tortured accused of Trump supporter

seb146 wrote:Or swastikas and pro Trump messages, google "swastika spray painted" for a number of different articles from around the country.I would say somebody painting swastikas is a bit less harmful than a guy getting tortured because of his political views. I wonder how much that is ...

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by falstaff
Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White man tortured accused of Trump supporter
Replies: 126
Views: 4056

Re: White man tortured accused of Trump supporter

And in Trump's America we have neo-Nazis sieg heil-ing in Washington DC I have not seen that.... I haven't even heard about it. On occasion I hear about the KKK having a rally someplace. They usually have 12 people or less and hundreds protesting against them. The last time I hear about near where ...

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by falstaff
Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White man tortured accused of Trump supporter
Replies: 126
Views: 4056

Re: White man tortured accused of Trump supporter

The black Chicago police chief said it was just dumb kids being dumb kids. Its really a lot more than that, but on the surface he was right. Those were kids being dumb. Wouldn't surprise me if some time in the future we'll see actual genocide against whites in some part of the world. Back in the 19...

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by falstaff
Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Spare jet engines, how many ?
Replies: 11
Views: 2899

Re: Spare jet engines, how many ?

I just saw a video about Ozark Airlines that said they had 50 DC-9s and 18 spare engines

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by falstaff
Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 4
Replies: 305
Views: 18408

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 4

Huh? DTW/STL hasn't been mainline in years; just a few years ago, the route was all-Delta Connection. The fact that we got any mainline back is progress (of course, WN perpetually operates two daily 737 in the market). I fly that route six times a year, or more, usually on DL. I don't recall ever f...

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by falstaff
Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Was Trump In Home Alone 2?
Replies: 26
Views: 2459

Re: Why Was Trump In Home Alone 2?

Don't forget Trump is an entertainer, not a politician. Trump was an real estate tycoon long before he was TV personality. He became an entertainer because of his unique style and his wealth, not the other way around. My 8th grade math class watched about 3,000 people die on 9/11/01. Sorry that Tru...

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by falstaff
Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Was Trump In Home Alone 2?
Replies: 26
Views: 2459

Re: Why Was Trump In Home Alone 2?

Well. Most of them were Christian, a few Buddhist and one Muslim, and they grew up knowing that "Most of America Celebrates That So We Just Ride Along With It" And half the time they are just criticizing the movie. I've been a teacher for 16 years. The last ten of which are in a public sc...

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by falstaff
Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Was Trump In Home Alone 2?
Replies: 26
Views: 2459

Re: Why Was Trump In Home Alone 2?

I always liked the Dominos and Pizza Hut TV commercials he was in. The mid 90s Pizza Hut ad with his ex wife was great. She only was entitled to only 1/2 the pizza.

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by falstaff
Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Scourge Of The "Fake News" Phenomena
Replies: 58
Views: 2105

Re: The Scourge Of The "Fake News" Phenomena

Most people that get off on fake news know deep down that those are fake. I doubt it. A lot of those people don't believe major news sources regardless of political affiliation. They see an alternative they think it's true. Places with higher income and more people and better access to several medi...

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by falstaff
Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arrested because "New Zealand's clearly part of Australia"
Replies: 41
Views: 2924

Re: Arrested because "New Zealand's clearly part of Australia"

I've traveled to over 45 countries and I have never, not once, been ridiculed or singled out because of my US Passport. Its just simply not true. I haven't ever had a problem either. I have traveled a lot in Europe and only once had someone say anything to me negative about being an American. It wa...

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by falstaff
Sat Nov 26, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Computer Scientists Urge Clinton To Demand Recount
Replies: 133
Views: 4018

Re: Computer Scientists Urge Clinton To Demand Recount

What I find interesting is the assumption that fraudulent votes must all be for Trump. This is the same nonsense that happened in 2000. I didn't understand that people that that people who weren't bright enough to not vote properly in Florida all must have voted for Gore. If there are places where m...

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by falstaff
Sat Nov 26, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which engine oil in car?
Replies: 6
Views: 833

Re: Which engine oil in car?

Thank you for the reply. I have attached a photo of the vehicle handbook. 5w30 is the main recommendation, however it also lists 10w40 under the other approved oils.Would you suggest I go out and purchase 5w30 or shall I just use the 10w40 that I already have? I'd go with the 5w30 or 5w40 because t...

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by falstaff
Sat Nov 26, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which engine oil in car?
Replies: 6
Views: 833

Re: Which engine oil in car?

I am an ASE Master Automobile Technician, which doesn't mean much in your part of the world, but it does in the US. It is best to use the same oil to top off an engine that is already in it, but in a pinch a quality oil that meets the manufacturers viscosity and other requirements will be fine. I'm ...

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by falstaff
Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A "What If": The Electoral College Vote In December
Replies: 167
Views: 6762

Re: A "What If": The Electoral College Vote In December

I seem to remember the punishments are generally fines in the low $1000s, so probably not significant enough to have any effect. But a criminal conviction is not something many of those people would want on their record. The electoral college system is quite interesting, but also incomprehensible i...

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by falstaff
Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Obama's new crib
Replies: 17
Views: 1470

Re: Obama's new crib

Do the Obama's still have their house in Chicago? If so I wonder if they'll go back and forth between them.

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by falstaff
Sun Nov 13, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Beginning of the End for the U.S.?
Replies: 51
Views: 2275

Re: Beginning of the End for the U.S.?

Splitting up the country would never work. Splitting up the country on how a particular state votes would be crazy, Believe it or not not every single voter in a blue state votes Democrat. Not every voter in a red state votes Republican. Should we break up the states too? People like to think that b...

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by falstaff
Sat Nov 12, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Didn't vote for Trump, but kind of excited by the change
Replies: 83
Views: 2983

Re: Didn't vote for Trump, but kind of excited by the change

I was talking with a friend last night about this very subject. He was not a Trump supporter, but said he was excited about some of the change because he isn't intertwined in traditional Republican politics. A lot of the Republican establishment isn't a fan of Trump and that is a good thing. I have ...

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by falstaff
Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BA Pilot Mile-High "Soloist" Selfies
Replies: 71
Views: 17096

Re: BA Pilot Mile-High "Soloist" Selfies

Some people like to polish the knob in strange places for some reason or another. Early in my career I caught a student going to town in front of the tire machine. I can't imagine that anything in a auto shop would being a turn on, but ya' never know. Why do they call it the mile high club? You are ...

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by falstaff
Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What color outdoor light bulbs for Thanksgiving?
Replies: 6
Views: 769

Re: What color outdoor light bulbs for Thanksgiving?

I think yellow and red would look ok. Maybe you could put a plastic turkey in your yard.

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by falstaff
Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tread thread
Replies: 10
Views: 1373

Re: Tread thread

The tread wear indicator shown on the first reply is absolutely correct. If it goes to that point it is time for replacement. I get people in the shop wanting a tire balance and in one look I see the tires have steel belts showing. I'm amazed how many people drive on junk tires. The age of the tire ...

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by falstaff
Mon Oct 31, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Self Driving Cars
Replies: 25
Views: 1286

Re: Self Driving Cars

or some kid who thinks that he can defeat the car's built-in respect for speed limits by reprogramming the thing. Not just kids, but hackers of all ages. People like to "hot rod" cars and that isn't limited to just North America. People will modify these vehicles regardless of what the ma...

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by falstaff
Sat Oct 29, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question on Misdemeanor charge
Replies: 13
Views: 2128

Re: Question on Misdemeanor charge

I don't think it would have anything to do with your medical, because that is all about your health. As far as employability goes that is open to question because that has a lot to do with the individual employer. A lot may depend on your age at the time of the incident. A stupid mistake when you're...

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by falstaff
Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A Reichsbürger shot and killed a policeman
Replies: 9
Views: 1268

Re: A Reichsbürger shot and killed a policeman

I think you're looking at it the wrong way. Incentives are the way to go, it worked in Australia and would be pretty effective in the USA, make people give up their own guns. Most people, no matter how right wing and gun crazy are reasonable as long as they feel they aren't being 'forced' into anyt...

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by falstaff
Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A Reichsbürger shot and killed a policeman
Replies: 9
Views: 1268

Re: A Reichsbürger shot and killed a policeman

These people remind of the "Sovereign Citizen" people in the USA. They feel that the laws don't apply to them. These guys can be far left or far right. Recently a Michigan State trooper stopped a guy near my house and he claimed to be a sovereign citizen and led police on a chase. He then ...

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by falstaff
Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL 103 Bomb Threat After FA finds note onboard
Replies: 3
Views: 1335

Re: PAL 103 Bomb Threat After FA finds note onboard

If you've gone through the trouble of planting a bomb, then surely it's better to just let it go off especially if you've managed to get through all of the loops in the security. You'd think that would be the case, but ya' never know. I am a high school teacher and I have had to deal with several b...

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by falstaff
Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL's Ratings
Replies: 13
Views: 869

Re: NFL's Ratings

Another factor is that Cord Cutters just aren't likely to continue to pay the big bucks for the Sports Packages on Cable TV I cut the cord eight years ago ago and I still watch NFL football, but generally only my local team, the Detroit Lions. I don't need cable TV to watch the game in HD. I will u...

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by falstaff
Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another POTUS on Mt Rushmore?
Replies: 34
Views: 1718

Re: Another POTUS on Mt Rushmore?

Much less the outrage of using Chinese slave labor to build the transcontinental railroad? The quote you use says they were hired. When you hire somebody that means they aren't a slave. The average Chinese worker was paid between $24 and $31 a month ($334-$431 in today's dollars), and eventually mo...

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by falstaff
Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another POTUS on Mt Rushmore?
Replies: 34
Views: 1718

Re: Another POTUS on Mt Rushmore?

I doubt anyone could even make a sculpture like that today, let alone add to it. The environmental movement would have a fit. There would be people chaining themselves to the rock in protest; not because of party politics, but to protect the rock itself. A lot of things could not be built today due ...

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by falstaff
Fri Aug 12, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Travel warnings against the USA mount
Replies: 18
Views: 1539

Re: Travel warnings against the USA mount

If you aren't involved with street gangs and the illegal drug trade you likely will not be the victim of a gun crime in the USA. Street thugs usually don't shoot random people. Random bystanders get shot every now and then, but it happens in places where tourists rarely if ever go. A few years ago a...

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by falstaff
Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL11 LHR-MSP-STL ???
Replies: 18
Views: 2745

Re: DL11 LHR-MSP-STL ???

I've always wondered why airlines do this. It creates a false expectation in a way. If you change planes & crew, then it IS a separate flight. I have enough experience to know the details of what I'm buying but an inexperienced traveller may not. It really seems dishonest to call it a direct fl...

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by falstaff
Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Support monkey gets "loose" on F9 flight...
Replies: 39
Views: 7242

Re: Support monkey gets "loose" on F9 flight...

Am I the only who thinks that sounds AWESOME!!!! :-D I think it sounds funny. I would loved to have been on that flight so I'd have a funny story to tell. we've seen support dogs, cats, pigs, and now monkeys. What's next? I remember reading about a support miniature horse on a.net once. I think it ...

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by falstaff
Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The first web site went public 25 years ago...
Replies: 4
Views: 551

Re: The first web site went public 25 years ago...

My first color screen monitor and internet access was a 486DX2 You know you've been around for a while when you remember non color computer monitors. I remember buying games that asked you what type of monitor you were using. I had an EGA and later VGA cards/monitors so I would have to use the seco...

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by falstaff
Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The first web site went public 25 years ago...
Replies: 4
Views: 551

Re: The first web site went public 25 years ago...

Those were the days... I fondly remember my IBM XT and IBM PS2 Model 50. I first went "online" using prodigy in 1989. It thought it was cool that I could look up sports scores live. I remember that you could buy CD and tapes from Sam Goody too. I never bought anything from them though. We ...

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