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by NIKV69
Tue Dec 27, 2022 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 3033
Views: 551656

Re: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

All the people blaming this on it are talking out of their ass. This looks like it was strictly a matter of staffing. Sent from my SM-G981U using Tapatalk Of course it was. Also not being prepared or refusing to prepare once you saw the forecast for the whole Midwest. As said earlier in the thread ...

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by NIKV69
Fri Dec 23, 2022 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Storms Across the United States
Replies: 38
Views: 2716

Re: Storms Across the United States

jetwet1 wrote:

Yep, we will be suffering with temps in the mid 60's this Christmas.


It's a nice 65 here in Cal-Nev-Ari right now but I am taking a red eye to JFK to be with the family for Christmas tonight. When I am walking to the TWA hotel in the morning it will feel below zero!!! Ugh.

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by NIKV69
Fri Dec 23, 2022 4:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FTX Crypto Business Crash & Ponzi Scheme?
Replies: 111
Views: 7715

Re: FTX Crypto Business Crash & Ponzi Scheme?

johns624 wrote:

So basically, he got out of jail for free. There's some money hidden somewhere offshore.


I would love to know who fronted the money.

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by NIKV69
Fri Dec 23, 2022 8:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Storms Across the United States
Replies: 38
Views: 2716

Re: Storms Across the United States

https://weather.com/maps/current-wind-chill


Glad I am that 48 number in southern Nevada!
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DIRECTFLT wrote:


Glad I am that 48 number in southern Nevada!

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by NIKV69
Fri Dec 23, 2022 8:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FTX Crypto Business Crash & Ponzi Scheme?
Replies: 111
Views: 7715

Re: FTX Crypto Business Crash & Ponzi Scheme?

Not just on Crypto. Jim Cramer was bullish on Meta and had to apologize when that dropped. He was riddled in the media for that call As he should be. He is just another Louis Rukeyser. Nice suit and a time slot but I wouldn't trust their stock advice. Sam Bankman-Fried puts up -0- dollars for his b...

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by NIKV69
Thu Dec 22, 2022 11:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FTX Crypto Business Crash & Ponzi Scheme?
Replies: 111
Views: 7715

Re: FTX Crypto Business Crash & Ponzi Scheme?

As a Canadian who has seen this guy run his mouth for 15 years. He is not necessarily who you want to invest with as his funds aren't really that competitive. His acumen in investing leaves a lot to be desired. He probably won't be losing all your money with him but you would be better off with an ...

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by NIKV69
Thu Dec 22, 2022 9:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FTX Crypto Business Crash & Ponzi Scheme?
Replies: 111
Views: 7715

Re: FTX Crypto Business Crash & Ponzi Scheme?

That is a bad precedent to set. I could see offering that deal to a much lower level participant but she and the other employee need to spend some time in prison. Otherwise, you could be the number 2, live large and then turn on the boss and skate with no less than what you started the game with. R...

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by NIKV69
Thu Dec 22, 2022 5:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Title 42 Expiration and the Border - What happens next?
Replies: 126
Views: 4183

Re: Title 42 Expiration and the Border - What happens next?

The GOP had both houses of Congress + POTUS for 6 years under 43 and 2 years under 45, and no effective solution arrived then either. 8 years wasn't enough?? https://history.house.gov/Institution/Presidents-Coinciding/Party-Government/ Obama had the same. did nothing. We both know why and we are se...

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by NIKV69
Thu Dec 22, 2022 4:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Title 42 Expiration and the Border - What happens next?
Replies: 126
Views: 4183

Re: Title 42 Expiration and the Border - What happens next?

You are complaining about things that are far more complicated than your blatent political favoritsm So you don't beleive anything about assylum seekers, or the people that work for the border patrol and judges that make those decisions, but you will believe anythign a Texas polician will say? It's...

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by NIKV69
Thu Dec 22, 2022 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Title 42 Expiration and the Border - What happens next?
Replies: 126
Views: 4183

Re: Title 42 Expiration and the Border - What happens next?

Yeah that's great, but there's never any detail. How would the guest worker program work? How would Mexico ensure compliance on their end? The Mexico we are dealing with now is not the same as when the bracero program was running decades ago. 'They should come here legally' is not a solution - it's...

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by NIKV69
Thu Dec 22, 2022 6:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FTX Crypto Business Crash & Ponzi Scheme?
Replies: 111
Views: 7715

Re: FTX Crypto Business Crash & Ponzi Scheme?

FTX’s Gary Wang, Alameda’s Caroline Ellison plead guilty to federal charges, cooperating with prosecutors https://www.cnbc.com/2022/12/22/ftxs-gary-wang-alamedas-caroline-ellison-plead-guilty-to-federal-charges-cooperating-with-prosecutors.html https://twitter.com/SDNYnews/status/160574536184232755...

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by NIKV69
Thu Dec 22, 2022 4:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Title 42 Expiration and the Border - What happens next?
Replies: 126
Views: 4183

Re: Title 42 Expiration and the Border - What happens next?

Don't conflate all the migrants with the homeless. Many of those seeking assylum found ther way thousands of miles from home. They are resourceful and hard working for the most part. Despite what the GOP likes to claim to the contrary. Can you provide any source the GOP has said that? I mean nobody...

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by NIKV69
Thu Dec 22, 2022 4:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.
Replies: 120
Views: 5611

Re: Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.

Cool story bro. Though I am sure there are probably a few wrongfully convicted people in the US - some sentenced to death - who would strongly disagree with you. Believe it or not, other countries base their justice systems on innocent proven guilty, and provide for appeals - so the US is not an ou...

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by NIKV69
Wed Dec 21, 2022 11:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 734
Views: 44312

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

About Twitter polls, or any similar online polls on websites, they're totally meaningless. On Twitter it's worse since it's an app used all over the world, but of course Musk is first and foremost followed by US users. And on Twitter and facebook, you can have a few people that call on their commun...

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by NIKV69
Mon Dec 19, 2022 6:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 734
Views: 44312

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

Genuinely, I think if you found some better sources, some that aren't in it to manipulate you, you'd find yourself being much less angry and scared at things going on around you. The anger and fear are the point. You have never met me and know zero about me, how do you know I am angry? See that is ...

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by NIKV69
Mon Dec 19, 2022 5:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Title 42 Expiration and the Border - What happens next?
Replies: 126
Views: 4183

Re: Title 42 Expiration and the Border - What happens next?

The bracero program ended in 1964. What is the 'process' now for agricultural workers? And on the subject of wages, don't tell me motel chains, construction, and the meatpacking industry don't like things *just the way they are*. No unionization to worry about because all supes have to do is threat...

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by NIKV69
Mon Dec 19, 2022 4:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 734
Views: 44312

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

bluecrew wrote:
I agree with previous posts here. You really need to develop some group think and look at your sources.


Changed it for you. Sorry I will pass.

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by NIKV69
Mon Dec 19, 2022 4:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 US Elections
Replies: 607
Views: 33064

Re: 2022 US Elections

Kari Lake makes me think she’s going to throw her hat in the ring for the Republican 2024 primaries or run for the House. Of course she is, she is taking crazy to a whole new level which will hurt her. I don't like the way the AZ voting went but she is beating a dead horse at this point and should ...

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by NIKV69
Mon Dec 19, 2022 4:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.
Replies: 120
Views: 5611

Re: Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.

The best part of election night for me was watching Sisolak lose, for he is just another Newsom and hurt Nevada. Of course it's a slap in the face and it's being done as a screw you as they finish their last days in office. We have seen what happens when you weaken laws as far as the death penalty a...

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by NIKV69
Mon Dec 19, 2022 4:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Title 42 Expiration and the Border - What happens next?
Replies: 126
Views: 4183

Re: Title 42 Expiration and the Border - What happens next?

Red herring to answer a red herring? POTUS narrative doesn’t change the fact CBP is actively securing the border as best they can. But they are very undermanned, not enough investment has been made in monitoring tech for all sectors, and immigration courts are 25 years behind being setup to process...

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by NIKV69
Mon Dec 19, 2022 8:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brand loyality
Replies: 128
Views: 8128

Re: Brand loyality

Another one for my list now that I'm eating my dinner: Pasta - DeCecco I use the same but trade off sometimes to Barilla. Only two I use though. Here are are a few more: Hair salons - SuperCuts Safety razors - Gillette Shoes - Mostly Skechers Web Browser - Microsoft Edge A/V Recievers - Yamaha MS e...

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by NIKV69
Mon Dec 19, 2022 1:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 734
Views: 44312

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

Pretty clear he is just suspending people reactively. The irony is he doing the things he claims Twitter did before, but actually didn't. Really? Come on. The info that Taibbi released is pretty clear. Musk on his own account is apparently polling whether he should step down Don't ask the question ...

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by NIKV69
Mon Dec 19, 2022 12:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Title 42 Expiration and the Border - What happens next?
Replies: 126
Views: 4183

Re: Title 42 Expiration and the Border - What happens next?

If this goes badly, it will play into the hands of the far-right. And this will further push away any sensible solution. The window may have have been in the last 12 months. You think 12 months is enough time to solve CBP attrition and recruiting challenges that have lasted years? Red herring, Bide...

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by NIKV69
Sun Dec 18, 2022 9:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 16924

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

Not a Messi fan GOAT https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/live-experience/cps/512/cpsprodpb/vivo/live/images/2022/12/18/49852da7-9242-4432-ab6b-97550dd0efa8.jpg Source: https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/live-experience/cps/512/cpsprodpb/vivo/live/images/2022/12/18/49852da7-9242-4432-ab6b-97550dd0efa8.jpg Not even close...

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by NIKV69
Sun Dec 18, 2022 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Title 42 Expiration and the Border - What happens next?
Replies: 126
Views: 4183

Re: Title 42 Expiration and the Border - What happens next?

If this goes badly, it will play into the hands of the far-right. And this will further push away any sensible solution. The window may have have been in the last 12 months. Any sensible solution has to start with closing the border which Biden will never do so once Title 42 expires more illegal im...

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by NIKV69
Sun Dec 18, 2022 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 16924

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

One of the best, if not the best, WC final I’ve ever seen. Edge of the seat match, and as in all good fairy tales the right team on the day won in the end. Congratulations Argentina, a truly deserved World Champion! Not a Messi fan but he and his team withstood a France comeback and deserve the win.

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by NIKV69
Sun Dec 18, 2022 5:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 16924

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

OMG a finals for the history books! Shame it has to go to PKs. I wish FIFA would at least change the rule in a final game that it has to play to a natural goal to win. PKs is just not right to decide this game.

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by NIKV69
Sun Dec 18, 2022 5:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 16924

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

I can't handle this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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by NIKV69
Sun Dec 18, 2022 5:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 16924

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

Mbappe has to win it here. PKs favors ARG.

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by NIKV69
Sun Dec 18, 2022 4:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 16924

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

France has shocked the world!!!!!!! OMG a PK and an epic goal!!! Macron is pumped! It's on!!!!!!! Tie game!!!

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by NIKV69
Sun Dec 18, 2022 2:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 16924

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

The only bad thing about a World Cup is that it has to end. Anthems being sung. Messi looks amped up. Mbappe very calm. LETS GO FRANCE!!!!!!

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by NIKV69
Sun Dec 18, 2022 6:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Senator Kristen Sinema changes to Independent
Replies: 31
Views: 2150

Re: US Senator Kristen Sinema changes to Independent

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission to run for the U.S. Senate again in 2024. Got to keep one's options open. If the Republicans in Arizona nominate another Blake Masters or Martha McSally it would shape up as a interesting race if Sinema stay...

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by NIKV69
Sun Dec 18, 2022 3:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Storms Across the United States
Replies: 38
Views: 2716

Re: Storms Across the United States

LabQuest wrote:
Yup, its winter. Happens every year.


I am glad that system skirted us to the north as it moved West and hit Tahoe hard. It was 22F in Searchlight last night. I couldn't believe it.

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by NIKV69
Sat Dec 17, 2022 11:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 16924

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

scbriml wrote:
Well, that was an entertaining game with Croatia running out 2-1 winners.


Still bummed they are not in the final tomorrow!

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by NIKV69
Sat Dec 17, 2022 8:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 4 College students murdered
Replies: 89
Views: 5739

Re: 4 College students murdered

But the police don't want to tip their hand. It is frustrating and scary but giving up all the information police have would cause more harm toward innocent people and, possibly, suspects escaping. More so they don't want the killer to know what they know. It sucks and it seems the local police are...

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by NIKV69
Sat Dec 17, 2022 8:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 16924

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

What an ending but France was much the best. Great run from Morocco. They have much to be proud of. I give the edge to France in the final. They are much more potent on offense and Argentina will have to get everyone back much more so Messi won't have numbers on his runs. France can win without the...

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by NIKV69
Wed Dec 14, 2022 8:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 16924

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

What an ending but France was much the best. Great run from Morocco. They have much to be proud of. I give the edge to France in the final. They are much more potent on offense and Argentina will have to get everyone back much more so Messi won't have numbers on his runs.

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by NIKV69
Wed Dec 14, 2022 8:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 734
Views: 44312

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

Wait, you consider a police man (figuratively speaking in this case) reacting to a request when something wrong is happening to be "carrying their water"? Seriously? If I were you at least, I would ignore flame-baiting articles. And saying that, why aren't you understanding that and in fa...

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by NIKV69
Wed Dec 14, 2022 8:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 734
Views: 44312

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

Yeah, I'm really at a loss on this one. Dorsey should be having a "come to Jesus" moment right now, watching the results of what he had advocated with Musk. But instead he seems to be in some weird denial, blaming himself rather than admitting what Musk is doing. It's very strange. But pe...

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by NIKV69
Wed Dec 14, 2022 7:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 16924

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

OMG bicycle off the post! Morocco needed that!!!!!!!!!

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by NIKV69
Wed Dec 14, 2022 7:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Bans Tobacco Sales for People Born After 2008
Replies: 87
Views: 3574

Re: New Zealand Bans Tobacco Sales for People Born After 2008

Kiwirob wrote:
Only a complete idiot would take up smoking today, now those people will have to find something else.


I am sorry in my country we are free to make that decision for ourselves.

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by NIKV69
Wed Dec 14, 2022 5:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any ‘CHIPS’ fans here ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1535

Re: Any ‘CHIPS’ fans here ?

AntonioMartin wrote:


I think Jon felt jealous of the attention Ponch got. Also, from what I heard, it seems the actor who played Jon was a bit racist in real life? But Im not sure.


Never saw anything to infer he was a racist. Only that he served his country honorably in the Marines before he became an actor.

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by NIKV69
Wed Dec 14, 2022 2:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Bans Tobacco Sales for People Born After 2008
Replies: 87
Views: 3574

Re: New Zealand Bans Tobacco Sales for People Born After 2008

Wow what is next? Alcohol? Soda? Scary actually.

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by NIKV69
Wed Dec 14, 2022 1:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FTX Crypto Business Crash & Ponzi Scheme?
Replies: 111
Views: 7715

Re: FTX Crypto Business Crash & Ponzi Scheme?

Sam Bankman-Fried Denied Bail by Judge in the Bahamas SBF, 30, protested, telling Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt he couldn’t go to jail because he is vegan and ‘depressed.’ She however denied him bail, remanding him in custody until February 8. He will spend his detention at Fox Hill, The B...

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by NIKV69
Wed Dec 14, 2022 12:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 16924

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

aaway wrote:
NIKV69 wrote:
Just like that Croatia is gone. Wow, Argentina came to play.


Argentina played the way Brazil should have by pushing the pace & attacking.


Yep their second goal was pure hustle.

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by NIKV69
Wed Dec 14, 2022 12:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any ‘CHIPS’ fans here ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1535

Re: Any ‘CHIPS’ fans here ?

LCDFlight wrote:
Loved the show. It (and Three’s Company, different type of show) both made California look really good in the late 70s early 80s. Positive lifestyles and people being good to each other.


John Ritter was one of the few comedic geniuses of our time.

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by NIKV69
Wed Dec 14, 2022 12:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FTX Crypto Business Crash & Ponzi Scheme?
Replies: 111
Views: 7715

Re: FTX Crypto Business Crash & Ponzi Scheme?

johns624 wrote:
DIRECTFLT wrote:
Arrest the Alameda girl.
I'm surprised that they didn't do a coordinated arrest of all of the principals at the same time.


They are going to flip her for info on him. They don't want her, they want SBF.

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by NIKV69
Tue Dec 13, 2022 8:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 16924

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

Just like that Croatia is gone. Wow, Argentina came to play.

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by NIKV69
Tue Dec 13, 2022 8:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any ‘CHIPS’ fans here ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1535

Re: Any ‘CHIPS’ fans here ?

Oh great, thanks. Now I have that syth-intro stuck in my head! https://i.makeagif.com/media/1-24-2019/Y8vtMT.gif Enjoyed all the old late 70's into early 80's TV shows, though watching them now can be so painful! Campy with bad story lines and stunts or effects that are bad too (scifi of the time i...

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