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by Okie
Tue May 12, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2000 Former DOJ and FBI call on Barr to resign over Flynn
Replies: 61
Views: 3319

Re: 2000 Former DOJ and FBI call on Barr to resign over Flynn

Why else would the prosecutors step down in protest? Looks like it must get a more than frustrating when you spend a couple years illegally trying to deny an American Citizen their constitutional rights and get caught. Does not want to lose his retirement than face disciplinary would be my best gue...

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by Okie
Fri May 08, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A bad day for Liebherr in Rostock
Replies: 7
Views: 741

Re: A bad day for Liebherr in Rostock

I wonder if the hook manufacturer didn't make an overload test? Bad calculation or casting mistake? It would be interesting to know but my best keyboard material engineering "guess" from the pictures available is that the nut or whatever mechanism that retained the swivel failed. The shaf...

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by Okie
Wed May 06, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil and the Economy
Replies: 32
Views: 1508

Re: Oil and the Economy

I was hoping Okie would chime in with a more nuanced answer, but I guess this is as good as we will get for now. It just depends on the play. The Permian Basin, The Stack and Scoop plays right off hand can be profitable at $35 bbl if they do not have a bunch of overrides. Other plays like the Missi...

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by Okie
Tue May 05, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A bad day for Liebherr in Rostock
Replies: 7
Views: 741

Re: A bad day for Liebherr in Rostock

So on Saturday was the load test for a 5,000 ton capacity crane, lifting 5,500 lb in the test. Before the barge that was the test weight was lifted out of the water, it appears the massive 4 way hook fractured, causing slack in the line and a whiplash. The crane went over backwards in a total failu...

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by Okie
Mon May 04, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CF6-50 start: what is that sound?
Replies: 13
Views: 2359

Re: CF6-50 start: what is that sound?

Ok, that very clear, thanks. Btw, is it the rotating fan that is producing the so characteristic sound of the CF6-50? The LM2500 turbine which is basically a CF6 is used often in power generation. The flame front in the burners and entropy waves and vorticity waves through the turbine blades. Here ...

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by Okie
Sun May 03, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CF6-50 start: what is that sound?
Replies: 13
Views: 2359

Re: CF6-50 start: what is that sound?

The noise "growl" you hear at about the 50 sec mark is the harmonics of the flame front when the fuel is introduced. You can see the condensation from the air starter up until the turbine becomes self sufficient to accelerate rotational speed up to idle and the starter is dropped out. The ...

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by Okie
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil price crash
Replies: 223
Views: 7867

Re: Oil price crash

Yes but in the end futures represent a delivery contract of 1000 barrels on a specific date at a specific location.So behind it there is always a physical delivery. There is always a settlement by the last day of the contract it is not always physical delivery. By the same token as I indicated up t...

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by Okie
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil price crash
Replies: 223
Views: 7867

Re: Oil price crash

1. He's not talking about pumping oil back into empty wells. He alludes to mixing varieties by dismissing the properties of each one (oil is oil), meaning that it'll be contaminated. That's why I brought up the analogies: it's not that it can't be done; it's that it's not practical. If you were to ...

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by Okie
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil price crash
Replies: 223
Views: 7867

Re: Oil price crash

-Why not pump the oil into oil wells? Ok, it will mix the oil varieties, but oil is oil. Would you drink salt water mixed with fresh water? Water is water. Would you make a drink using ethyl alcohol and rubbing alcohol? Alcohol is alcohol. Would you make a cheesecake out of cheddar and gouda cheese...

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by Okie
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil price crash
Replies: 223
Views: 7867

Re: Oil price crash

Here are a few idea's: -why don't they use aircraft as tanks to store oil?Perhaps start with aircraft in scrapyards?There must be thousands of stored aircraft across the deserts, including military aircraft.It's free oil.-Why not pump the oil into oil wells? Ok, it will mix the oil varieties, but o...

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by Okie
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil price crash
Replies: 223
Views: 7867

Re: Oil price crash

einsteinboricua wrote:
-$11.42 (-162.5%)



Does anyone remember the Crypto Currency that Maduro made that was based on Oil so it would never lose value. :roll:


Okie

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by Okie
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil price crash
Replies: 223
Views: 7867

Re: Oil price crash

This is just the May contract that expires tomorrow. I think Wednesday, we should see the price back in the upper $10s, lower $20s since that's the June contract. Still, it may be possible that the contract price also collapses. Exactly, buy at five sell at: $6 twenty percent on your money. $7 fort...

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by Okie
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Choice for the democratic party.
Replies: 86
Views: 3314

Re: VP Choice for the democratic party.

You are putting the cart before the horse.
The DNC has not chosen the candidate as of yet.
Shenanigans yet to happen.
The biggest clue is that Obama has not weighed in yet.

Okie

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by Okie
Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stupid things observed during COVID
Replies: 421
Views: 23033

Re: Stupid things observed during COVID

DarkSnowyNight wrote:
What? Where do you live that Parties cause Lead Poisoning??

Baltimore, Stockton, Chicago, St Louis, Detroit, Memphis and just about any city where drugs and gangs are prolific.


Okie

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by Okie
Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stupid things observed during COVID
Replies: 421
Views: 23033

Re: Stupid things observed during COVID

People riding skateboards, I don't want them to end up getting hurt and have to go to already overwhelmed hospitals or get/give Covid-19 there. They have discontinued elective and non essential hospital services here because of fear of the Covid-19. They have completely closed one hospital. The res...

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by Okie
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran Asks IMF to Approve $5B COVID-fighting Loan US Opposes
Replies: 18
Views: 1140

Re: Iran Asks IMF to Approve $5B COVID-fighting Loan US Opposes

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/co ... spartandhp

Okie
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And just like that: more financing diverted for other aggression:
I stand by my hypothesis

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/co ... spartandhp

Okie

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by Okie
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen. Bernie Sanders ends Presidental primary run
Replies: 76
Views: 2813

Re: Sen. Bernie Sanders ends Presidental primary run

So Biden is going to be the Senate candidate and the Governor of Georgia the VP pick? :roll: I guess at this point since Obama has not endorsed Biden then my estimation that something yet to transpire that will become clear at the DNC convention but I think Biden has given a clue. I don't think it w...

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by Okie
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran Asks IMF to Approve $5B COVID-fighting Loan US Opposes
Replies: 18
Views: 1140

Re: Iran Asks IMF to Approve $5B COVID-fighting Loan US Opposes

This is clearly a humanitarian issue and it's disappointing (if not particularly surprising) that they have chosen to oppose the Iranian application. There is the gravest possibility that the $1.700,000,000.00 in Obama money should have been spent on health care instead of centrifuges to produce we...

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by Okie
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fire at Fort Myers Airport (Apr. 3)
Replies: 54
Views: 7422

Re: Fire at Fort Myers Airport

3,500 cars X what 15gal of petrol = 52,000 gallons of petrol and 14,000 tires not counting the other petroleum based materials like interiors etc. That should make a pretty good fire. Thanks. I guess I'm asking if they run that much hotter than other parts of the exhaust or engine block. They comple...

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by Okie
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fire on Subway Train in Harlem
Replies: 2
Views: 728

Re: Fire on Subway Train in Harlem

This should not be much of a problem. Last time I was there de Blasio was having all the MTA rolling stock repainted with Graffiti. Should have everything back in fresh paint in a couple evenings. I hate to be facetious but really but NYC is on a down hill slide. Maybe you don't notice the slow degr...

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by Okie
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus and Darwin award
Replies: 55
Views: 5299

Re: Coronavirus and Darwin award

So how is this working throwing people in jail for violating curfews and lock downs but they are letting everyone out of jail because of the virus.
Compute it does not.

Okie

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by Okie
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Things to do while social distancing
Replies: 90
Views: 3293

Re: Things to do while social distancing

Looks like I am going to pull out "The High and the Mighty" this evening. Turn the clock back to: Where Hawaii was a Territory and you had to go through Immigration to board an aircraft to SFO. A kid could carry a toy gun on an airplane. Copilot could practice some CRM. Not many airplanes ...

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by Okie
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil price crash
Replies: 223
Views: 7867

Re: Oil price crash

The price of oil will be back above $60USD per bbl in short order.
All it takes is a Iranian Mullah with a 16ft ski boat, a 50cal and a RPG popping a few caps in the strait of Hormuz.

Iran can not operate on $20 oil. They are in serious need of cash.

Okie

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by Okie
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil price crash
Replies: 223
Views: 7867

Re: Oil price crash

Aaron747 wrote:
Costco gas is $2.70 in the San Jose area. Wherever you are is a helluva lot cheaper!


$1.15 at Sam's and Costco.

WTI 23.64 bbl

Headlines in local paper "Dairy Queen lays off two more Geologists"

Okie

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by Okie
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stress test on all companies
Replies: 23
Views: 1006

Re: Stress test on all companies

Consider a grocery store. If it closes (voluntarily or government lockdown), it has produce that will likely spoil. The hourly employees are left without pay, even though they're being told to not come in. A cash reserve at least ensures that the produce can be replaced at the earliest convenience,...

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by Okie
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can Biden defeat Trump to become President?
Replies: 232
Views: 7507

Re: Can Biden defeat Trump to become President?

When I went to vote on the primary ticket for democratic party, I thought I was looking at a contest for the largest cognitive disorder. :biggrin:


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by Okie
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil price crash
Replies: 223
Views: 7867

Re: Oil price crash

olle wrote:
Today oil price go below usd 30


Bucket-Barrel ratio

12pc Bucket of KFC Chicken $29.99 vs Barrel WTI $29.11.


Okie

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by Okie
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is the FedEx Express business model outdated?
Replies: 20
Views: 3619

Re: Is the FedEx Express business model outdated?

FedEx needs to combine their model somehow to make it all work well. They have the lower wage cost across the board (pilots may be the exception) when compared to 5X. One would think they could control the market with low cost shipping, but instead it’s a fairly even split The split being relativel...

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by Okie
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McDonald's Double Big Mac (4 Patties?!?!?)
Replies: 45
Views: 1692

Re: McDonald's Double Big Mac (4 Patties?!?!?)

Well after reading about the promotion I gave it a whirl. I am thinking it has been at least 3 years since I had beckoned the doors at McD. I ordered the double Big Mac. They do put double sauce and double lettuce on the burger as well as double meat but only one cheese. Basically with all extra sau...

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by Okie
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NEED - Northern European Enclosure Dam
Replies: 31
Views: 1191

Re: NEED - Northern European Enclosure Dam

What>>>>>>> So the concept is to dig up the sea floor as in disturb. Then dilute the sea water as in decrease its weight. All this on top of probably the earths largest accumulation of Methane Hydrate and release the Methane to destroy the atmosphere. Have I got your project right? Okie Edited: Ther...

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by Okie
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McDonald's Double Big Mac (4 Patties?!?!?)
Replies: 45
Views: 1692

Re: McDonald's Double Big Mac (4 Patties?!?!?)

Aesma wrote:
Burger King has made a come back in France and I wonder how they get away with some things, their burgers are much larger than a Big Mac.


May I Retort.
Just specifically what rules, regulations does France have that controls the portions of food?

Okie

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by Okie
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 164664

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

The U.S. dropped the ball in getting tests out quickly and making them widely available, does anybody know why this happened? Is that the job of CDC? or is it the job of the mfg that CDC hired ? You realize that 2019-nCoV did not even exist until late 2019 and was not even know to the outside world...

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by Okie
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Taos Air to Hawthorne Airport & Carlsbad Airport, CA
Replies: 41
Views: 5335

Re: Taos Air to Hawthorne Airport & Carlsbad Airport, CA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoncTv80ToY

Thanks for the video.
The 328 gobbled up some runway on take off from KSKX at 7098ft of elevation.

The ski area over at Angle Fire KAXX 8382ft really kills performance as well.

Okie
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LatinPlane wrote:

Thanks for the video.
The 328 gobbled up some runway on take off from KSKX at 7098ft of elevation.

The ski area over at Angle Fire KAXX 8382ft really kills performance as well.

Okie

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by Okie
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: **Self gloss** Paid off my car today!
Replies: 17
Views: 869

Re: **Self gloss** Paid off my car today!

Congratulations!!!!!
Now the next trick is to keep putting that car payment into a money account.
Then when the car wears out you can pay cash for the next one.

Okie

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by Okie
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread
Replies: 688
Views: 21725

Re: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread

And the conspiracy theories are swirling in social media that this is of the DNC's making to stop Bernie. I am not into conspiracy theories but the fact is, you still have Perez and Clinton controlling the DNC. I will wait for the Convention regardless of any candidate, even if one had 3/4 of the d...

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by Okie
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread
Replies: 688
Views: 21725

Re: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread

NIKV69 wrote:
Actually if Bloomberg tries to steal it and Bernie has the most delegates they will get very violent


Being a true socialist there should be no reason to get upset about contributing all the hard work required to obtain those delegates to somebody else.

That is called Socialism.

Okie

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by Okie
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which spicy food?
Replies: 24
Views: 1153

Re: Which spicy food?

The local Thai inferno operator that I occasionally enlighten with my presents usually asks how hot. 1 being mild, 5 being Thai hot, I usually go for a 3.
It is not too hot to start but gets toasty towards the end of the entrée.

Now I am getting an idea of where to go this weekend.

Okie

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by Okie
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iowa Caucuses (US Presidential Nomination)
Replies: 142
Views: 4294

Re: Iowa Caucuses (US Presidential Nomination)

Apparently the new electronic voting system screwed up, and the back up phone system failed. We will find out as time goes on, but basically what it means is that the Iowa caucusing was all for nothing for these candidates. You got Clinton and Perez running the DNC. When you get the results you do ...

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by Okie
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Organized effort to keep Bernie from Nomination
Replies: 27
Views: 881

Re: Organized effort to keep Bernie from Nomination

Does he? I heard his anti-weapons (maybe someone can elaborate on what his specific plans are), as mentioned further above, this will reduce his chances in some (or even all?) swing states He spent $10M for a commercial to run during the super bowl professing to remove guns from legal gun holders a...

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by Okie
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: N705CK Evacuation
Replies: 27
Views: 3699

Re: N705CK Evacuation

zeke wrote:
Might need to take something for them before something falls off.

Thanks Zeke make that STC instead of something that won't wash off with soap and water. :shock:

Okie

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by Okie
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: N705CK Evacuation
Replies: 27
Views: 3699

Re: N705CK Evacuation

Conrad holds a 747 load of STD's for the 747.

Kit in relation to the 47's load system is one of his major money makers.

Okie

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by Okie
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Impeachment part II: The Senate Trial
Replies: 632
Views: 15487

Re: Impeachment part II: The Senate Trial

Were you not watching back in November when both current and former administration officials did, in fact, testify despite the claim of privilege and attempts to block testimony? I guess you will have to pull your victim card since Beaker nor Jaba chose not to go to court to even try. Beaker was st...

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by Okie
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Firebomber or waterbomber or airtanker
Replies: 18
Views: 1503

Re: Firebomber or waterbomber or airtanker

I would equate "Fire Bomber" with Incenidary or Napalm.

Like anything you have to rely on the concept/topic of what you are discussing.

Okie

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by Okie
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Impeachment Hearings
Replies: 743
Views: 28602

Re: The Impeachment Hearings

Aaron747 wrote:
Uh oh, McConnell’s not going to like this - Rudy’s bagman is singing like a canary to save himself from full-on prosecution:


Well there Dean Wormer I suspect you are going to have to put him on "double secret impeachment" and put Neidermeyer back on the case :wink2: .

Okie

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by Okie
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bushfires in Australia
Replies: 127
Views: 6217

Re: Bushfires in Australia

It appears they have solved the cause of the fires. I never would have guessed the cause was Camels. That it Camels. https://www.westernjournal.com/australia-slaughtering-10000-camels-combat-global-warming/ They are going to hunt down and slaughter 10,000 of the 1 million camels in OZ to cure the gl...

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by Okie
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the Learjet in danger of dying?
Replies: 23
Views: 6466

Re: Is the Learjet in danger of dying?

Embraer, Honda, Pilatus, Cessna, and for the bottom of the market Cirrus invested. This hurt Lear. Embraer is Producing in the range of 96 EMB 500/505 (100/300) per year and 70 Legacy 450/500 at Melbourne, FL I know Embraer topped 500 examples of the Phenom 300 model last year. That just has to cov...

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by Okie
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Taos Air to Hawthorne Airport & Carlsbad Airport, CA
Replies: 41
Views: 5335

Re: Taos Air to Hawthorne Airport & Carlsbad Airport, CA

During winter, snow ski at one of the 4 most difficult mountains in the US. Family has cabin in Red River NM, it is just a few miles over to Taos. Usually spend at least a day practicing up skiing at Red River before heading to Taos. Taos has more than the average number of difficult trails. Don't ...

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by Okie
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nissan’s Carlos Ghosn Flees Trial In Japan
Replies: 54
Views: 2792

Re: Nissan’s Carlos Ghosn Flees Trial In Japan

I think it was more along the lines of, "did anyone notice which way that new catering guy went with that bag of ice"

NIKV69 wrote:
L410Turbolet wrote:
TheFlyingDisk wrote:
proposed to merge Renault with Nissan.

Isn't that a reason enough to be behind bars? ;)


OMG yes!


Definitely agree

Okie

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by Okie
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Happy 2020!
Replies: 6
Views: 470

Re: Happy 2020!

I lifted my left leg right before midnight.

I wanted to start my New Year on the Right foot. :yes:

Good Health and Prosperous wishes to one and all.

Okie

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by Okie
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker *SPOILER*
Replies: 54
Views: 2689

Re: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker *SPOILER*

I went in with very low expectations. But really liked it. After the disappointment of The Last Jedi, I almost had to force myself to go to The Rise of Skywalker. The opportunity came about where I had an opening in my schedule to go see it which is lucky because I was leaning toward not bother wat...

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