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by falstaff
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What ever happened to the new presidential limo ?
Replies: 29
Views: 2547

Re: What ever happened to the new presidential limo ?

but a US president can't ride in anything other than a US branded car, That is one thing that Democrats and Republicans probably agree on. It would be politically unpopular for the President have a limo that wasn't a US brand car. The republican base would freak out for it not being patriotic and t...

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by falstaff
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: George W Bush on Trump: "Sorta makes me look good doesn't it?"
Replies: 16
Views: 1281

Re: George W Bush on Trump: "Sorta makes me look good doesn't it?"

This dude bankrupted a *C*A*S*I*N*O* for crying out loud, how incompetent can a business-person get?! That is probably easier than most people think. There is a lot of competition in the market today. Within my lifetime there was no competition with Las Vegas, in the US. Then along came Atlantic Ci...

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by falstaff
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Potential for a Mass Protest at the NRA?
Replies: 25
Views: 877

Re: Potential for a Mass Protest at the NRA?

I'm an NRA Endowment level member (one step above life) and I have been to many NRA national meetings. There are always protests at the event, but sometimes often times the new crews film them at angles to make them appear like there are a lot more than there are. I recall in Pittsburgh at the '04 m...

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by falstaff
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Since February 5th: Berlin Wall gone longer than it existed
Replies: 31
Views: 1543

Re: Since February 5th: Berlin Wall gone longer than it existed

I don't think you can compare the DDR and the DPRK. The DDR had the highest standard of living in the Eastern Bloc. The citizens of the DDR were well educated. If I recall my middle school social studies class I think the DDR and USSR had a higher literacy level then the USA did. I know that certain...

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by falstaff
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay
Replies: 69
Views: 12052

Re: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay

How do you even know they can’t afford a hotel but are probably more upset that they spent their entire day at an airport, especially at an airport like Des Moines? I doubt there are many (if any) connections going on at DSM. I would bet that nearly everyone flying on that plane lived in the Des Mo...

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by falstaff
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: NEW FORUM RULES
Replies: 118
Views: 41852

Re: NEW FORUM RULES

When will the political forum go online? It will be nice that those that like to argue over politics will have their own area to so that in and not clog up nonAv.

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by falstaff
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Since February 5th: Berlin Wall gone longer than it existed
Replies: 31
Views: 1543

Re: Since February 5th: Berlin Wall gone longer than it existed

I got this for Christmas in 1989

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by falstaff
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Since February 5th: Berlin Wall gone longer than it existed
Replies: 31
Views: 1543

Re: Since February 5th: Berlin Wall gone longer than it existed

One of the defining points in history. Yes it is. When it went up as well as when it came down. I remember it's coming down very well. Even as I teenager in Colorado I knew it was a big deal. I feel old now. I was in middle school when it came down. Me too If you thought nazism was bad, go have a l...

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by falstaff
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Van Hool to build U.S. factory
Replies: 14
Views: 1171

Re: Van Hool to build U.S. factory

910A wrote:
I would be interested in where public transit agencies are using motor coaches for what you described. I hear of this before, but I not aware where they are.


Visit New York City and spend some time stuck in traffic, in New Jersey. You will see plenty.

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by falstaff
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Next cities to be granted NBA expansion teams
Replies: 14
Views: 2791

Re: Next cities to be granted NBA expansion teams

I always wondered why St. Louis didn't have an NBA team (they had the Hawks a long time ago). If not St. Louis why not Kansas City. Missouri can support, two MLB teams, an NFL franchise and an NHL franchise. You'd think the NBA could fit in there somewhere. Memphis and Oklahoma City have the NBA, bu...

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by falstaff
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German carmakers backed studies exposing people and monkeys to toxic car exhaust
Replies: 27
Views: 1035

Re: German carmakers backed studies exposing people and monkeys to toxic car exhaust

I'm very healthy too and would never, ever submit myself to the kind of pollution that is found in crowded cities all over he world. As you said; I don't get how anyone would knowingly put their health at risk in such a way. And yet..... billions of people in cities all around the world do this day...

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by falstaff
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German carmakers backed studies exposing people and monkeys to toxic car exhaust
Replies: 27
Views: 1035

Re: German Auto Manufacturers Sponsored Gassing of People and Primates

Could some please change the title? It is a distasteful reference to WWII. Yes, the title is sensationalist. Nobody was "gassed"... Three German carmakers appear to have commissioned or supported a study in 2014 which exposed monkeys and humans to exhaust fumes and nitrogen dioxide, accor...

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by falstaff
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The gap between marine transportation and air/rail transportation for freight
Replies: 9
Views: 807

Re: The gap between marine transportation and air/rail transportation for freight

Pipelines are better at moving liquids and gases than sea, rail and truck. However some people freak out about petroleum movements regardless of how its moved. There have been fires from moving oil by rail, one really bad one in Quebec. However if you want to build a pipeline it is politically unpop...

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by falstaff
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vermont Senate passes Weed bill!!
Replies: 18
Views: 953

Re: Vermont Senate passes Weed bill!!

I am lean fairly far to the right and so do most of my friends and we all think marijuana should be legal, just because society needs to focus on more important things. If it becomes legal we can finally stop all of the nonsense about it being medicine. Here in Michigan it is such a joke. I know man...

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by falstaff
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: De Blasio sues major oil companies over climate change
Replies: 26
Views: 1088

Re: De Blasio sues major oil companies over climate change

If this lawsuit were to pay off I hate to think of the doors it will open up. Hold car manufacturers liable for car crashes because they knew their vehicles could hurt people if used improperly. Hold the brewers and distillers liable because somebody became a drunk and ruined their health. Sue the k...

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by falstaff
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shackled siblings found in Perris, CA home
Replies: 14
Views: 961

Re: Shackled siblings found in Perris, CA home

It was reported that the father was an engineer at Northrup Grumman and had worked for Lockheed in the past. I wonder what his coworkers thought of him? At every place I have ever worked at people tend to talk about their lives and their kids. He probably wasn't very social at work.

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by falstaff
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A Question for American Members
Replies: 28
Views: 1607

Re: A Question for American Members

Why is the US, regardless of R or D in the whitehouse, so insistent on spending huge ammounts of money on defence? Being a Brit, we seem to have enough defence capability to sort out our own affairs. The entire UK is 2000 square miles smaller than Michigan. Even if we only spent money on defending ...

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by falstaff
Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak Cascades Train Derails over Interstate Highway
Replies: 105
Views: 5431

Re: Amtrak Cascades Train Derails over Interstate Highway

Common people don't use Amtrak. Literally no one uses Amtrak, in fact, we'd be better off shutting it down and using that funding in other transport methods. Really, What do you mean by common people? I use Amtrak and I know lots of other people who do. It makes a lot of sense traveling between Det...

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by falstaff
Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak Cascades Train Derails over Interstate Highway
Replies: 105
Views: 5431

Re: Amtrak Cascades Train Derails over Interstate Highway

It's a conventional intercity train Sort of. It's a Talgo, which is much lighter than conventional intercity equipment and has few axles. I have ridden the Cascade train and it ride rather rough compared to Superliner or Horizon equipment. The Talgo equipment only has two axles per coach versus eve...

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by falstaff
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Silverdome implosion fail
Replies: 13
Views: 2409

Re: Silverdome implosion fail

They may have to go the old fashioned route and manually tear it down They sucessfuly blew it up yesterday. They only blew up the outer and upper ring (which was the original plan) the rest will come down the old fashioned way. Pitty, seems like a nice stadium, not everything needs to be demolished...

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by falstaff
Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Last Time the World Didn't Suck?
Replies: 15
Views: 843

Re: The Last Time the World Didn't Suck?

I would say the world has been in chaos forever. A lot of the chaos has been forgotten or glossed over because people generally think the past was better than today. We remember the good times, but not the bad. The OP talks about being in 3rd grade on 9-11-01 so he was young when all that went on. I...

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by falstaff
Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Argentina's navy lost a submarine?
Replies: 52
Views: 4238

Re: Argentina's navy lost a submarine?

I assume they use lead-acid batteries, not lithium ones. Can they lead to nasty fires, too? David Lead acid batteries produce hydrogen gas when charging. My first ever car was totaled by the battery catching on fire Battery fires are rather common in cars equipped with lead acid batteries. Most peo...

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by falstaff
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit partners with Disney to improve customer service
Replies: 51
Views: 7590

Re: Spirit partners with Disney to improve customer service

This could become the greatest thread in a.net history... Only if it has snow globes... I would watch the people run in last minute and lose their minds if they missed cut-off, I would walk by the gate and see people freak out learning they had to check their bag and it costs A LOT. I have seen thi...

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by falstaff
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Failed To Detect Weapons, Bombs During Most Screening Tests
Replies: 69
Views: 13775

Re: TSA Failure Rate Around 80%; Agency "Badly Broken"

Cool, now I have another reason at scoffing for taking all my large, bulky electronics out my bags for no reason! I heard a story in CBS radio, in Detroit, the other day and the the TSA rep was saying that you have to take them out of the bag so they could be seen better. That didn't make any sense...

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by falstaff
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Jet Blue, worth the risk?
Replies: 25
Views: 2120

Re: Jet Blue, worth the risk?

I'm sorry.. JetBlue sounds like the scariest thing in the sky. Wouldn't dare to fly them, they are the only one with delays.... I hope you are being sarcastic... I have been delayed and had flights canceled on a variety of airlines. I have had some sort of major delay or cancellation three times in...

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by falstaff
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK aircraft production - What went wrong?
Replies: 15
Views: 3718

Re: UK aircraft production - What went wrong?

Manufacturing in the UK has declined across the board. I am not in a position to say why that has happened. Government policy perhaps? Change in the influence of the UK? The automobile industry in the UK was once rather large and produced some storied cars. Today that industry is owned by foreign co...

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by falstaff
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: John Hillerman has passed on
Replies: 6
Views: 730

Re: John Hillerman has passed on

"Oh my God! Magnum! What did you do to Robin Masters' Ferrari?" He was my favorite character on Magnum PI. I love his rambling stories about his military life. My all time favorite episode is the one where Magnum, Higgins, TC and Rick were stranded on a deserted island. Higgins tried to ma...

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by falstaff
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TV-series that went on for too long?
Replies: 107
Views: 5856

Re: TV-series that went on for too long?

The Simpsons has been on way too long. I used to be a huge fan, but since 2000 I haven't watched it much. When show first came on I was slightly older than Bart and my dad was slightly older than homer. Today I'm older than Homer. I knew Homer as guy who went to high school in the 1970s and Bart was...

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by falstaff
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-8-73(F) brought back into service in 2017
Replies: 78
Views: 24489

Re: DC-8-73(F) brought back into service in 2017

727200 wrote:
What about sim time? Are there many places around they can get time in?


ABX has one in Wilmington, Ohio.

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by falstaff
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Paul Horner, writer of fake news about 2016 election, found dead
Replies: 38
Views: 1321

Re: Paul Horner, writer of fake news about 2016 election, found dead

If anything, he has successfully illustrated the dawn of the misinformation age, in which a large proportion of people lack the critical thinking ability to separate the truth from the bullcr#p and will gladly believe information from disreputable sources so long as it suits their pre-established v...

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by falstaff
Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Whoops Apocalypse
Replies: 14
Views: 1068

Re: Whoops Apocalypse

I've lost count of how many apocalypses I've survived. I have too. I remember my first back in '88, then another in 1994, when Nostrodus (spelling?) Predicted some guy in a blue turban was going to blow up the world. I remember a couple of years ago some nut from Christian Radio predicted the end o...

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by falstaff
Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Discussion Forums: Politics and Current Events ?
Replies: 13
Views: 831

Re: Discussion Forums: Politics and Current Events ?

Funny, I have an odd function on my PC that doesn't require me to open topics I'm not interested in That's my point.... There are a lot less great discussions here than there used to be because there is so much politics being discussed. I don't even bother reading political topics anymore. Some lon...

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by falstaff
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Discussion Forums: Politics and Current Events ?
Replies: 13
Views: 831

Re: Discussion Forums: Politics and Current Events ?

I think it would be cool if we could kick politics out of a.net all together, or at least make a separate forum for it. I don't post nearly as much as I used to because so many topics are political these days. Liberals bashing conservatives and conservatives bashing liberals is boring because everyo...

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by falstaff
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is becoming a pilot as hard as it seems?
Replies: 17
Views: 10480

Re: Is becoming a pilot as hard as it seems?

That 1500 hour rule might be long gone by the time this young man is at the door step of his career. Fingers crossed. That would be good.I recently read that there is a push to overturn that rule. I read that it was implemented due to the Colgan crash. What would 1500 hours have fixed on that crash...

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by falstaff
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Terrorist Explosion on London Tube Train
Replies: 31
Views: 1698

Re: Breaking: Terrorist Explosion on London Tube Train

but at the very least they can ban items like plastic buckets. I don't think that would fix anything. If you didn't put in a plastic bucket you could put in a brief case, suitcase, or large purse. Whilst not wanting to downplay the seriousness of this event, as "explosions" go, this was p...

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by falstaff
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Most toilets at New York City subway stations are locked. Why?
Replies: 15
Views: 1483

Re: Most toilets at New York City subway stations are locked. Why?

Antisocial behaviour? As a friend of mine once noted, the gays and the drug addicts ruin everything! :lol: :lol: it It's been my observation that gays usually bring up property values in a neighborhood. Of course some people don't want that. Drug addicts on the other hand decrease the value. I'm de...

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by falstaff
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What kind of business jet is this?
Replies: 28
Views: 6485

Re: What kind of business jet is this?

How can you be a member here for 11 years and not see the unmistakable lines of a Learjet?? I'm not very knowledgeable about business jets or a lot of light aircraft. I have friends who can tell you what just about any model light aircraft you're looking at, but couldn't tell you a single thing abo...

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by falstaff
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What kind of business jet is this?
Replies: 28
Views: 6485

Re: What kind of business jet is this?

strfyr51 wrote:
Obviously he knows the airplane OR he went to the FAA registry


He'd have to know the plane because if you go to the FAA registry and put in N1121C no jet aircraft come up as ever having that registration.

I'm curious to know who the owner(s) were about the time this photo was taken.

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by falstaff
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What kind of business jet is this?
Replies: 28
Views: 6485

Re: What kind of business jet is this?

wrongwayup wrote:
now registered as N225KA


How did you figure that out?

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by falstaff
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What kind of business jet is this?
Replies: 28
Views: 6485

What kind of business jet is this?

I bought this photo of a business jet today, at an antique mall in suburban St. Louis, Missouri. The photo has been professionally framed so it must have meant something to somebody, or business, at one time. What kind of a plane is it? Any idea who the plane may have belonged to? I looked up the re...

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by falstaff
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas
Replies: 133
Views: 15376

Re: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas

What about LEJ? Halle and Leipzig are two very distinct cities and the airport is between them.

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by falstaff
Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How can society can fight fake information?
Replies: 38
Views: 1427

Re: How can society can fight fake information?

What percentage of your school's student do you think might be aware that Snopes.com exists? Probably less than 10%, but that really isn't the problem. A lot of the young people I run into that do know about snopes don't believe it. I have had students tell me it's part of the government, media or ...

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by falstaff
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New York....1900....in color !
Replies: 6
Views: 1167

Re: New York....1900....in color !

I think a lot of those photos are colorized versions of actual photos. There are a lot of them that only have some color and the rest of the photo is black and white. At least one of those photos is not from New York, it's Detroit. The picture at 3:51 is the steamer Tashmoo, which was a steamer on t...

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by falstaff
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How can society can fight fake information?
Replies: 38
Views: 1427

How can society can fight fake information?

Over the last few years there has been a a growing amount of fake or misleading information spread online, usually through social media. I am not talking about the kind of things that Democrats and Republicans , in the US are claiming to be fake news. Here in the US there are those that think CNN, M...

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by falstaff
Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Militant Vegans shake down a butcher in Berkeley. Waste of time?
Replies: 34
Views: 1580

Re: Militant Vegans shake down a butcher in Berkeley. Waste of time?

Scene from a restaurant Patron: Hi, we're vegans, lactose intolerant and gluten-free. What do you suggest we order? Waiter: A taxi I was in a fried chicken restaurant, in St. Louis, a few years ago. A group of young people came in and sat at the table behind me. When they ordered one of the women a...

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by falstaff
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Militant Vegans shake down a butcher in Berkeley. Waste of time?
Replies: 34
Views: 1580

Re: Militant Vegans shake down a butcher in Berkeley. Waste of time?

Do you live in Berkeley? Is that your butcher shop? No, but it could eventually happen in my neighborhood. If one group gets away with that kind of behavior then the agitators move somewhere else. Somebody should also tell them that consumerism is much more harmful to all living things on the plane...

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by falstaff
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Militant Vegans shake down a butcher in Berkeley. Waste of time?
Replies: 34
Views: 1580

Militant Vegans shake down a butcher in Berkeley. Waste of time?

http://www.berkeleyside.com/2017/08/02/berkeleys-local-butcher-shop-hangs-animal-rights-sign-stop-weekly-protests/ Apparently protestors persuaded a butcher shop to put up a sign regarding animal rights. The store did it so they would stop protesting and end calls to shut down the business. This gro...

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by falstaff
Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Suicide in the Islamic world?
Replies: 10
Views: 1228

Re: Suicide in the Islamic world?

or have it be carried out in a way because they don't want to kill themselves, like being shot by police. There are many instances here in the US where people have "committed suicide by police". I recall something in my area a few years ago. A guy walked into a police station and shot a c...

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by falstaff
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Suicide in the Islamic world?
Replies: 10
Views: 1228

Re: Suicide in the Islamic world?

Radicalization is kind of a group thing, either with internet or face to face, external. Suicide is something which comes from deep within, internal. From what I have read many radicals are recruited from disenfranchised young people, which is often a type of person who commits suicide or other act...

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by falstaff
Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Suicide in the Islamic world?
Replies: 10
Views: 1228

Suicide in the Islamic world?

I am not an expert on the topic, but how does Islam view suicide? I am not talking about a somebody who martyrs themselves for a cause, like a suicide bomber, but somebody who just kills themselves. The reason I bring this up is that after watching some documentaries about radical jihadists and from...

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