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by TSS
Sat May 04, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner
Replies: 114
Views: 8463

Re: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner

What is Cisgender? "Cisgender" comes from the acronym CIS which stands for Comfortable In Self and would refer to someone who is, if not perfectly, then more than reasonably happy and or satisfied being and living as the gender they were born… or in short, guys who were born guys and are ...

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by TSS
Sat May 04, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hangar queens, still a thing ?
Replies: 34
Views: 5628

Re: Hangar queens, still a thing ?

Sorry, inprecise language. If a car had many issues it was mostly manufactured on Mondays. Most Monday cars are fine. When I heard a similar story many years ago it was 'Friday cars' that were the issue, because the workers were rushing construction in order to hit their targets and get out for the...

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by TSS
Sat May 04, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner
Replies: 114
Views: 8463

Re: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner

What is Cisgender? "Cisgender" comes from the acronym CIS which stands for Comfortable In Self and would refer to someone who is, if not perfectly, then more than reasonably happy and or satisfied being and living as the gender they were born… or in short, guys who were born guys and are ...

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by TSS
Fri May 03, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost
Replies: 85
Views: 11915

Re: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost

The third runway should not happen. This could be an inflection point toward less airplane traffic. Do we need flights from Heathrow to Wuhan? People need to travel less to keep the earth green. Who let you in? Are you really unwilling to discuss or think about the ecological consequences of the ac...

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by TSS
Thu May 02, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Make better use of fuselage space
Replies: 25
Views: 3982

Re: Make better use of fuselage space

CarlosSi wrote:
You want super-premium, make a glass-humped airplane :) .


Not glass-humped, glass-bottomed. What can you see from the top of an airplane that you wouldn't be able to see from the ground as well? Up close or far away, the bottom side of clouds look pretty much the same at any distance.

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by TSS
Thu May 02, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghost inside Aeromexico plane
Replies: 66
Views: 8786

Re: Ghost inside Aeromexico plane

Seriously? We're on an aviation web site, in the year 2019, with (mostly) adults discussing, and about half of the posters in this thread seem to be ok with some sort of "ghost" going for a pee in the rear lavatory on Aeromexico? Ghosts are what people name things they can't explain or co...

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by TSS
Thu May 02, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Google photoshopping planes out of maps?
Replies: 42
Views: 7769

Re: Is Google photoshopping planes out of maps?

Take a look at this image of Tulsa. Not a single car on the street, nor a pedestrian on the sidewalk. That's not a place I want to visit.... https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c2/Downtown_Tulsa_Skyline.jpg/800px-Downtown_Tulsa_Skyline.jpg Thx to wikipedia I can't speak for Tulsa...

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by TSS
Thu May 02, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Make better use of fuselage space
Replies: 25
Views: 3982

Re: Make better use of fuselage space

https://i.ibb.co/4Vyfh6W/xsect.png Seats at different heights allow armrests to overlap / stacked, better comfort for the same seat width. When slightly reclined, pax shoulders will not bump into each other. Arch floor can support more weight for the same amount of floor material than flat floor. I...

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by TSS
Wed May 01, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pop Culture Frenzies You Simply Do Not Care About
Replies: 49
Views: 3780

Re: Pop Culture Frenzies You Simply Do Not Care About

All of them. Fads are for kids, and for (some) caretakers of kids. I'm neither. I hated the fads even back in the day. Hoola-hoops, bell-bottoms, platform shoes, polyester suits. "Get off of my lawn !!" Ehh… Hula Hoops are good for building up abdominal strength and definition but it's im...

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by TSS
Wed May 01, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No jail time for child rapist
Replies: 13
Views: 1134

Re: No jail time for child rapist

Was it some kind of statutory rape situation ? Considering that the victim was 14, the relatively minor initial charges and the prosecutor's willingness to accept a plea to a lesser charge, I'm strongly inclined to think so. And clearly a judge who has no qualms with this type of conduct. We've all...

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by TSS
Wed May 01, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happened to the A320 Electric Taxi System
Replies: 6
Views: 2331

Re: What happened to the A320 Electric Taxi System

I suppose they quietly parked the project. Good one. :thumbsup: Back to the original question, I'd guess they decided the ability drive the plane like a car during the short time it is maneuvering on the ground wasn't worth the weight penalty incurred while the plane is in flight. Further: How well...

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by TSS
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happened to the A320 Electric Taxi System
Replies: 6
Views: 2331

Re: What happened to the A320 Electric Taxi System

greg85 wrote:
I suppose they quietly parked the project.

Good one. :thumbsup:

Back to the original question, I'd guess they decided the ability drive the plane like a car during the short time it is maneuvering on the ground wasn't worth the weight penalty incurred while the plane is in flight.

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by TSS
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No jail time for child rapist
Replies: 13
Views: 1134

Re: No jail time for child rapist

Aesma wrote:
Was it some kind of statutory rape situation ?

Considering that the victim was 14, the relatively minor initial charges and the prosecutor's willingness to accept a plea to a lesser charge, I'm strongly inclined to think so.

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by TSS
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner
Replies: 114
Views: 8463

Re: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner

Gay people really do like to redecorate... ;) ...and thank goodness, creativity has to emanate from somewhere, I mean imagine if straight designers of airline liveries and logo remained in force? The US carriers would all still be wearing those ugly 1950's liveries. BN747 Yeah it takes so much imag...

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by TSS
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Make better use of fuselage space
Replies: 25
Views: 3982

Re: Make better use of fuselage space

The 747-8i could get away with with the door ahead of the seats because the type certificate is from the 1960s, before the regulation existed. A new design could not do omit a door both forward and aft of every passenger seat. I'm tempted to suggest adding an emergency exit behind the radome on 747...

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by TSS
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Make better use of fuselage space
Replies: 25
Views: 3982

Re: Make better use of fuselage space

The 747-8i could get away with with the door ahead of the seats because the type certificate is from the 1960s, before the regulation existed. A new design could not do omit a door both forward and aft of every passenger seat. I'm tempted to suggest adding an emergency exit behind the radome on 747...

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by TSS
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pop Culture Frenzies You Simply Do Not Care About
Replies: 49
Views: 3780

Re: Pop Culture Frenzies You Simply Do Not Care About

Just about all of them right now. They're either all bad or I'm getting old, grumpy and out of touch... :scratchchin: All of them. Fads are for kids, and for (some) caretakers of kids. I'm neither. I hated the fads even back in the day. Hoola-hoops, bell-bottoms, platform shoes, polyester suits. &q...

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by TSS
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pop Culture Frenzies You Simply Do Not Care About
Replies: 49
Views: 3780

Re: Pop Culture Frenzies You Simply Do Not Care About

Odd that no one has mention the facebook. Don't understand why everyone seems to derive worth from it. Nor do I. When it first got popular, several people told me "It's so great, you have to join!". When I asked "Why?", their universal argument was "You can get in touch wit...

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by TSS
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amsterdam is NOT the most beautiful town in The Netherlands
Replies: 18
Views: 1337

Re: Amsterdam is NOT the most beautiful town in The Netherlands

This is pretty similar to our other thread about American coastal elite vs heartland or urban vs rural. But this is an even more absurd claim to make when it's clear your friend had never even visited any other city/town. You can't make a claim about some place without having ever been there for an...

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by TSS
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pop Culture Frenzies You Simply Do Not Care About
Replies: 49
Views: 3780

Re: Pop Culture Frenzies You Simply Do Not Care About

Game of Thrones No-one likes seeing good-looking guys who HAVE NOT been shaved, scrubbed, buffed, and polished into androgyny on TV more than I, but the violence in the series is a bit much, the dragons are over the top, and the addition of zombies to the plot is nothing more than pandering to a cu...

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by TSS
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Frontier FA Has Woman Arrested For Complaining About Vomit on Child's Seat
Replies: 72
Views: 9033

Re: Frontier FA Has Woman Arrested For Complaining About Vomit on Child's Seat

Equally you have no proof. Your statement is pure supposition. The statement I'm making is that the video doesn't show the entire story. Any one who sees it will agree to that. With that being said, I have no proof, you have no proof, no one here has proof. The only people who know the real story i...

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by TSS
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghost inside Aeromexico plane
Replies: 66
Views: 8786

Re: Ghost inside Aeromexico plane

Considier the possibility that maybe this is not an E170 or E190 but because of the 2x2 seat configuration a prank made by Interjet on one of their S100 to kind of hurt Aeromexico ever since they have been in serious financial problems for the past few years or so. Eh? I'm sure airlines have better...

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by TSS
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boy Scouts USA facing huge sex abuse lawsuits
Replies: 34
Views: 2715

Re: Boy Scouts USA facing huge sex abuse lawsuits

Einsteinboricua I'm not Einsteinboricua, but I'll try to tackle your questions. What is wrong with letting Gays be Scouts. Although it wasn't officially sanctioned, there have always been gay scouts. Always. A remarkable number of guys I know, many my age and older, had their first gay experience w...

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by TSS
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghost inside Aeromexico plane
Replies: 66
Views: 8786

Re: Ghost inside Aeromexico plane

I don't know if this was ever posted here(sorry if it was) and I know this is not a paranormal activity website(sorry), but back in 2016 security guards from some airport in Mexico heard noises inside a parked Aeromexico plane at night, as one of them went into the plane to check, he first went all...

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by TSS
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Marking tires for parking-time enforcement ruled unconstitutional
Replies: 31
Views: 2040

Re: Marking tires for parking-time enforcement ruled unconstitutional

Is that a serious question or just trolling? It is a serious question. I have absolutely no idea what "NL" stands for. However, to try to get a chuckle out of my dismay I listed the first three obviously incorrect guesses that popped into my head just in case it was a typo. I found your g...

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by TSS
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Marking tires for parking-time enforcement ruled unconstitutional
Replies: 31
Views: 2040

Re: Marking tires for parking-time enforcement ruled unconstitutional

The larger cities in NL already do this. NL? New Lealand? North Lakota? North Larolina? Is that a serious question or just trolling? It is a serious question. I have absolutely no idea what "NL" stands for. However, to try to get a chuckle out of my dismay I listed the first three obvious...

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by TSS
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Marking tires for parking-time enforcement ruled unconstitutional
Replies: 31
Views: 2040

Re: Marking tires for parking-time enforcement ruled unconstitutional

petertenthije wrote:
The larger cities in NL already do this.

NL?
New Lealand?
North Lakota?
North Larolina?

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by TSS
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Marking tires for parking-time enforcement ruled unconstitutional
Replies: 31
Views: 2040

Re: Marking tires for parking-time enforcement ruled unconstitutional

Hence my suggestion of a photo app to record the valve stem positions complete with time stamp. What's wrong with simply taking a photo with a mobile phone? There are already time stamps on these photos. No need to waste money building an app for that. I may not have specifically stated as much, bu...

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by TSS
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What are the chances that a single-engine pilot could land a 707?
Replies: 43
Views: 4655

Re: What are the chances that a single-engine pilot could land a 707?

Fast jet pilot? Certainly much better equipped for the job than a single engine piston PPL. At least he's used to speed and turbines and complex systems. He knows how to fly using pitch and power. Inertia awareness would be an issue but maybe with a long final. It would have to be a damn long final...

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by TSS
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Marking tires for parking-time enforcement ruled unconstitutional
Replies: 31
Views: 2040

Re: Marking tires for parking-time enforcement ruled unconstitutional

Despite her likely violating parking laws on at least 15 occasions, I still support this opinion. I mean what if you had just gotten your car detailed at a high end shop and paid extra for that special tire shine. I get that some people really like the unnaturally shiny tire look (fortunately not a...

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by TSS
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Marking tires for parking-time enforcement ruled unconstitutional
Replies: 31
Views: 2040

Re: Marking tires for parking-time enforcement ruled unconstitutional

I'm no legal expert, but even to me that seems like an easy case that was very badly argued by the defense. No matter- An app to photograph the position of a parked car's valve stems and file that photo by tag number and time stamp, basically an until recently unnecessarily high-tech method of chalk...

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by TSS
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt
Replies: 108
Views: 8277

Re: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt

You have to keep the athletic scholarships. College sports, football in particular, brings massive amounts of money to the campuses that fund other programs. The television exposure draws kids to these schools. Wouldn't it be better to simply allow these athletes to be paid for their services? ^ Th...

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by TSS
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sri Lanka Terrorism
Replies: 33
Views: 4538

Re: Sri Lanka Terrorism

Though the story linked in the original post said no-one had claimed responsibility for the bombings yet, would anyone familiar with Sri Lanka care to speculate on who the culprit(s) might be and what their issue could be? I have zero knowledge of Sri Lankan politics, so I'm curious.

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by TSS
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct planned state capital
Replies: 18
Views: 1569

Re: The correct planned state capital

Until quite recently, Carson City was also the only state capitol in the continental US not connected to the interstate highway system. Umm Jefferson City MO would like a word. Apparently informational leaflets handed out in local museums don't always get fact-checked before printing. Mea culpa, an...

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by TSS
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct planned state capital
Replies: 18
Views: 1569

Re: The correct planned state capital

Carson City! Bonanza! Bonanza got quite a few things right story-wise, but after having visited the place on Lake Tahoe where the Ponderosa Ranch was supposed to be located, Carson City, and Virginia City, I can say without a doubt that the Bonanza writers were full of crap when they'd have one of ...

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by TSS
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct planned state capital
Replies: 18
Views: 1569

Re: The correct planned state capital

Not 100% sure what "planned" state capital means, but I'll go with Carson City, NV. It's the only capital city outside of Virginia to be labelled an "independent city." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independent_city_(United_States) I'm guessing Airstud meant "planned" ...

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by TSS
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner
Replies: 114
Views: 8463

Re: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner

Guys, let’s all calm down. It’s obvious that he is just researching the impact of homosexuality on the size of testicles for his next all LGBT must burn legislation. Perhaps he was performing an on-the-spot circumcision - solely for Biblical reasons, of course. I've heard different hard-core fundam...

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by TSS
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner
Replies: 114
Views: 8463

Re: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner

TSS So he was Hetrosexual when he voted for the legislation, but Gay when he had his hand in that other guys pants. He might see it that way or, if he's like a lot of other outwardly homophobic but internally gay guys I've known, he might say with a straight (no pun intended) face that he was high/...

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by TSS
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Make better use of fuselage space
Replies: 25
Views: 3982

Re: Make better use of fuselage space

With a curved cabin floor, how are the passengers supposed to walk to their seats. The beams supporting the floor would be curved, but the cabin floor itself would have to be stepped for it to work. Also, you'd need fewer, wider steps in first than in the main cabin. Deathtrap in an emergency. Not ...

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by TSS
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are these contrails alarming?
Replies: 40
Views: 5257

Re: Are these contrails alarming?

I was sunbathing on Blacks Beach on April 1, and later that night I felt a slight burning on my testicles. Could that be related to these chem trails?! If you felt a similar burning on your buttocks at the same time, it almost certainly was related. BTW, there was a lot of activity in the skies tha...

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by TSS
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner
Replies: 114
Views: 8463

Re: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner

What exactly is ‘fluid’ sexuality?. It means their sexuality seeks it's own level or changes based on the situation- It's when someone is open to fooling around with guys, gals, or anyone in between but they don't want to accept the label of "bisexual". Rather than seeing themselves as bi...

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by TSS
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Heathrow - target for climate change protesters
Replies: 12
Views: 2202

Re: Heathrow - target for climate change protesters

Apparently these clowns are to target LHR tomorrow. https://news.sky.com/story/live-three-charged-as-climate-change-protesters-launch-new-swarm-11696964 The way they're all bundled up in jackets and balaclavas while the police walk by in shirt sleeves, you'd think they were in favor of global warmi...

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by TSS
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner
Replies: 114
Views: 8463

Re: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner

Please, this pic proved it years ago. No straight man. Ever. In the history of the world. Would dress like this. https://queerty-prodweb.s3.amazonaws.com/wp/docs/2014/01/aaron-schock-picnic-belt-photo.jpg Careful. Our resident fashionista and pink expert will weigh in on this. For what it's worth, ...

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by TSS
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US reinstate sanctions on Cuba
Replies: 15
Views: 1101

Re: US reinstate sanctions on Cuba

trpmb6 wrote:
I wonder if this has something to do with the targeting of diplomats who were in cuba and now hospitalized.

Link? Not doubting you, this is just the first I've heard about that and I wanted more details.

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by TSS
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner
Replies: 114
Views: 8463

Re: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner

stl07 wrote:
Why is it always the anti-lgbt right people

I'll take "Self-loathing" for 500, Alex.

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by TSS
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The most expensive wine ever?
Replies: 7
Views: 1079

Re: The most expensive wine ever?

Kiwirob wrote:
I don’t see the point in stupidly expensive wine.

I've always suspected that expensive wines were really some sort of Yuppie "Indian Burn" contest- Whichever one can drink the most vile one without wincing wins.

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by TSS
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New cop car design graphic too aggressive
Replies: 43
Views: 3563

Re: New cop car design graphic too aggressive

I was expecting something really over the top… As cop car logos go, that one is quite tasteful and attractive. I've seen far worse many times.

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by TSS
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Past 2 Years - Social Media and The Increasing Political Divide
Replies: 29
Views: 2193

Re: The Past 2 Years - Social Media and The Increasing Political Divide

I was interested in the evolution of discussion here on a.net, so I decided to go all the way back to 2000-2001 on the message boards. I wanted to see how people spoke about, debated and analyzed 9/11 in comparison to major events today. The difference is striking. There wasn’t nearly as much toxic...

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by TSS
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ford Ranger - 2019 in the United States
Replies: 16
Views: 1970

Re: Ford Ranger - 2019 in the United States

Is the new Ranger trying to fit in where the long-discontinued Sport Trac was? It would appear so, yes. I never saw the appeal of the Sport Trac because it was neither fish nor fowl- It tried to do everything and wound up doing nothing very well. Rancheros and El Caminos (and the ultra-rare GMC Cab...

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