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by ArchGuy1
Sat Jun 05, 2021 3:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Burning Container Ship Sinks Off Coast of Sri Lanka
Replies: 6
Views: 470

Burning Container Ship Sinks Off Coast of Sri Lanka

A smouldering container ship sank off the coast of Sri Lanka on Wednesday, leading to fears of an oil and chemical spill. Since May 20, authorities were trying to keep the X-Press Pearl from sinking, with the ship carrying chemicals such as nitric acid and 250 metric tons of oil were in the tanks. T...

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by ArchGuy1
Fri Jun 04, 2021 4:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021
Replies: 361
Views: 44541

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021

It would appear the Queen Mary is once again in more trouble than previously thought. I just don’t see a way back for her. $23 million, basically just to keep her afloat. Remove the oceanliner-nostalgia glasses, and imagine the proposal of trying to sell a hotel that never makes money, has higher t...

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by ArchGuy1
Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Removal of Confederate Monuement in Memphis Completed
Replies: 8
Views: 872

Removal of Confederate Monuement in Memphis Completed

This topic warrants it's own seperate thread due to the political nature of this topic. On the night of December 20, 2017, the statue of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest was removed from a public park in Memphis, Tennessee. Nearly four years later, crews removed the pedestal that supported...

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by ArchGuy1
Wed Jun 02, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: T Rexes Found to be 2.5 Billion and Appear to Have Hunted in Packs
Replies: 12
Views: 873

T Rexes Found to be 2.5 Billion and Appear to Have Hunted in Packs

According to scientists, T rexes hunted in packs much like wolves do today. There were probably about 20,000 T rexes living at one time with 2.5 billion T Rexes living across generations. Very interesting find that will help with our understanding of these beasts. https://weather.com/science/nature/...

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by ArchGuy1
Sat May 29, 2021 3:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year After Death of George Floyd and Resulting Protests
Replies: 0
Views: 1707

One Year After Death of George Floyd and Resulting Protests

Tuesday marked the one year anniversary of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, which led to a series of protests and debates about police reform and racial justice. Very bug event in the history of America. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.miamitimesonline.com/news/one-year-later-did-george-fl...

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by ArchGuy1
Fri May 28, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021
Replies: 361
Views: 44541

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021

And as is clear to most members in this discussion, no one is booking a cruise because the ship is 50 years old and “has a little life left in her!” Look no further than the posts about actually cruising. Everyone is looking at the new ships, comparing amenities, etc. Not one is in search of an old...

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by ArchGuy1
Fri May 28, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021
Replies: 361
Views: 44541

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021

The economic life of the ship is only one consideration. The other is whether the ship has the amenities that customers want and how much the renovation would cost to bring it up to modern standards. Cruising is mainly a First World thing, so there is a very limited market for selling outdated vess...

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by ArchGuy1
Fri May 28, 2021 4:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021
Replies: 361
Views: 44541

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021

Were the fairly large number of liners that were prematurely scrapped due the oil crisis of the 1970's broken up well before the end of their design life. Examples of ships less than 20 years old that were scrapped during this time include the Empress of England, Iberia, Chusan, and Northern Star wh...

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by ArchGuy1
Fri May 28, 2021 4:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trouble for Trump
Replies: 68
Views: 8679

Re: Trouble for Trump

Let us not forget there is also an ongoing federal investigation by the SDNY's office. What a maelstrom of nonsense this company has spun. What is the federal investigation that you are referring to? This: Prosecutors have recently interviewed employees of President Trump’s lender and insurance bro...

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by ArchGuy1
Thu May 27, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021
Replies: 361
Views: 44541

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021

Yes, many times more. Not to mention that most people find naval ships more interesting than commercial ships. What are some examples of connections to Corpus Chriwti that the USS Lexington has? As mentioned...USS Lexington routinely visited the area, and played a major role in training naval aviat...

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by ArchGuy1
Thu May 27, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Volcanic Eruption in St.Vincent Since Last Month
Replies: 3
Views: 1203

Volcanic Eruption in St.Vincent Since Last Month

I am kind of surprised that this topic has not appeared yet, but a volcano started erupting in St.Vincent last month and displaced about 20 percent of the population. La Soufrière started erupting April 9 after being dormant since 1979 and building have been damaged, along with water supplies and ag...

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by ArchGuy1
Thu May 27, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021
Replies: 361
Views: 44541

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021

No real connection to Corpus Christi, aside from the frequent visits to the area, and the decades spent as a training carrier for naval aviators based in Corpus Christi... Does the USS Lexington have more of a connection with Corpus Christi than the Queen Mary does for Long Beach? Yes, many times m...

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by ArchGuy1
Thu May 27, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trouble for Trump
Replies: 68
Views: 8679

Re: Trouble for Trump

Aaron747 wrote:
Let us not forget there is also an ongoing federal investigation by the SDNY's office. What a maelstrom of nonsense this company has spun.

What is the federal investigation that you are referring to?

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by ArchGuy1
Thu May 27, 2021 3:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021
Replies: 361
Views: 44541

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021

Terrible comparison. The Statue of Liberty is an icon of Americana. Queen Mary was a commercial ship, owned by a foreign company, and primarily operated between 2 cities, neither of which she is currently berthed in. Best thing Queen Mary could do for Long Beach these days is be broken up on site, ...

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by ArchGuy1
Thu May 27, 2021 2:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021
Replies: 361
Views: 44541

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021

The Statue of Liberty was restored before her Centennial in the 1980's after decades of neglect and the structure was in bad shape at the time. There were in fact design defects with the torch. The statue of liberty is a global icon recognised the world over. An icon that not just NYC, but the whol...

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by ArchGuy1
Wed May 26, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021
Replies: 361
Views: 44541

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021

In addition to ship and liner enthusiasts, the Queen Mary is well known by people interested in Art Deco, military history, World War 2, history in general, transportation, architecture, all things haunted, and the average person aged at least 50 years old. Also known by just about anyone in the Lo...

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by ArchGuy1
Wed May 26, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021
Replies: 361
Views: 44541

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021

It would appear the Queen Mary is once again in more trouble than previously thought. I just don’t see a way back for her. $23 million, basically just to keep her afloat. Remove the oceanliner-nostalgia glasses, and imagine the proposal of trying to sell a hotel that never makes money, has higher t...

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by ArchGuy1
Wed May 26, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cable Car Collapses in Italy
Replies: 28
Views: 3216

Re: Cable Car Collapses in Italy

Tragic. Condolences to all impacted by this. I went on this cable car in 2017 when visiting Stresa. I too am interested to find out what went wrong - I did read somewhere that it had only re-opened a short while ago. Wonder is somethhing was inadvertantly missed in the pre-opening checks? What was ...

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by ArchGuy1
Tue May 25, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cable Car Collapses in Italy
Replies: 28
Views: 3216

Re: Cable Car Collapses in Italy

I too am interested to find out what went wrong While driving I listened a debate on the news in the radio in Germany on this, an expert familiar with the design of this type of cable car. He explained how the entire system works: There's a main pulley line and an emergency line, in case of any fai...

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by ArchGuy1
Mon May 24, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cable Car Collapses in Italy
Replies: 28
Views: 3216

Cable Car Collapses in Italy

On Sunday, a cable car in Northern Italy collapsed and 14 people were killed and there is a criminal investigation into manslaughter involving this incident. A car on the Stresa-Mottarone cable car from the Lido di Stresa on Lake Maggiore to Mottarone Mountain in the Piedmont region was nearly the c...

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by ArchGuy1
Sun May 23, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Volcanic Eruption in DR Congo
Replies: 6
Views: 1412

Volcanic Eruption in DR Congo

The eruption of Mount Nyiragongo in the DR Congo has led to 8,000 people fleeing to Rwanda. Thousands of residents in Goma, the most important city in the eastern part of the DR Congo spent the night outdoors with all of their belongings. Six hundred homes and five schools in Goma have been destroye...

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by ArchGuy1
Sun May 23, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Skyscraper in Shenzhen, China Shakes Mysteriously
Replies: 8
Views: 1871

Skyscraper in Shenzhen, China Shakes Mysteriously

A 70 story skyscraper in Shenzhen, China shook mysteriously on Tuesday and sent people onto the streets in panic. On Friday, the 1.167 foot tall SEG Plaza was shut down and evacuated and officials investigate what caused the building to shake. Will be interesting to see what caused the building to s...

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by ArchGuy1
Wed May 19, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Important Bridge in Memphis Shut Down by Crack
Replies: 44
Views: 3854

Re: Important Bridge in Memphis Shut Down by Crack

That infrastructure jobs program can’t come soon enough. Get with the program GOP. Developed countries should not have infrastructure falling apart. Deferred maintenance and design flaws on infrastructure is nothing new in America. In 1983, a section of the Mianus River Bridge on Interstate 95 in C...

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by ArchGuy1
Wed May 19, 2021 12:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Important Bridge in Memphis Shut Down by Crack
Replies: 44
Views: 3854

Important Bridge in Memphis Shut Down by Crack

The De Soto Bridge, which carries Interstate 40 across the Mississippi River between Memphis, Tennessee and West Memphis, Arkansas had been shut down for about a week after a Crack was found during an inspection. Barge traffic on the Mississippi River under the bridge has also been shut down and thi...

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by ArchGuy1
Tue May 18, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021
Replies: 361
Views: 44541

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021

The Boudicca has been beached at Aliaga for scrapping and the Black Watch will soon follow. These ships sailed close to 50 years and I personally think they would have been great for use as a hotel or museum ship like Hikawa Maru. https://cruisemarsh.wordpress.com/2021/05/18/boudicca-reaches-end-of-...

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by ArchGuy1
Fri May 14, 2021 12:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 11964

Shooting in Colorado Springs at Birthday Party

On Sunday morning, a shooting at a mobile home park in Colorado Springs led to the death of 6 people that were part of two families. Flags were lowered on public buildings across Colorado to honor those killed. Seems like America has a problem with shootings. https://www.google.com/amp/s/denver.cbsl...

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by ArchGuy1
Wed May 12, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Terrorist Attack at Kabul School
Replies: 19
Views: 1760

Terrorist Attack at Kabul School

On Saturday, a terrorist attack targeted at Schofield in Kabul, Afghanistan on Saturday, leaving 85 dead and 147 injured. Very sad attack on females in Afghanistan and this is a country that has a history of mistreatment of women. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/05/09/asia/afghanis...

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by ArchGuy1
Mon May 10, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Election Law Passed in Florida
Replies: 42
Views: 3024

Re: New Election Law Passed in Florida

Their hero won in FL. Despite that, the GOP ticket is terrified of how the FL electorate is changing - this is entirely fear based. What do you see as common sense with this election law and what do you see as voter suppression? ID requirements and partisan observers are reasonable - everything els...

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by ArchGuy1
Mon May 10, 2021 2:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Election Law Passed in Florida
Replies: 42
Views: 3024

Re: New Election Law Passed in Florida

Aaron747 wrote:
Their hero won in FL. Despite that, the GOP ticket is terrified of how the FL electorate is changing - this is entirely fear based.

What do you see as common sense with this election law and what do you see as voter suppression?

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by ArchGuy1
Mon May 10, 2021 1:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Election Law Passed in Florida
Replies: 42
Views: 3024

New Election Law Passed in Florida

On Thursday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a new law that makes voting in Florida more difficult. Ron DeSantis says that the law will protect the integrity of the election process, but civil rights activists say it will enhance voter suppression. The law places limits on drop boxes, do extra ...

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by ArchGuy1
Mon May 10, 2021 1:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 11964

Shooting in Times Square

On Saturday, a gunman in Times Square targeted his brother when he shot three innocent bystanders, including a four year old girl. The suspect has been arrested last year in New York City for a different crime. Sad to see something like this happen in a vibrant tourist location. https://www.google.c...

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by ArchGuy1
Tue May 04, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Empire State Building Turns 90 Years Old
Replies: 13
Views: 1158

Re: Empire State Building Turns 90 Years Old

I am sure it can be found online, but the building has had a super updating in this century. An oddity: the hallways all have black ceilings, and much of the utilities/wiring run openly in that space. All painted black. It allows easy updating for all sorts of things. Also all windows were removed,...

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by ArchGuy1
Tue May 04, 2021 4:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak turns 50
Replies: 26
Views: 2392

Re: Amtrak turns 50

Hope they can make America's passenger train system like what it was 100 years ago.

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by ArchGuy1
Tue May 04, 2021 1:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Empire State Building Turns 90 Years Old
Replies: 13
Views: 1158

Re: Empire State Building Turns 90 Years Old

Let's make a special callout about the plane crash as well. With Chrysler, ESB was peak pre-depression skyscraper race, and has such a huge place in the psyche of NYC as (effectively) the world's capital. Out of interest, are the sightlines down the centre of town preserved? I was a little surprise...

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by ArchGuy1
Mon May 03, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Empire State Building Turns 90 Years Old
Replies: 13
Views: 1158

Empire State Building Turns 90 Years Old

This topic might deserve deserve seperate thread because of the significance of what is happening. On Saturday, the Empire State Building celebrated the 90 year anniversary of it's opening with Mayor Bill deBlasio taking part of the celebrations. The opening of the famous skyscraper took place on Ma...

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by ArchGuy1
Mon May 03, 2021 3:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 Years Since Killing of Osama Bin Laden
Replies: 22
Views: 1839

10 Years Since Killing of Osama Bin Laden

Sunday marked the 10 year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden by US special forces in a compound in Pakistan and this was a very big moment in history. However, the threat of terror did not stop and has changed significantly since then. I did feel a sense of accomplishment when this event ...

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by ArchGuy1
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights News, Discussion and Questions Thread - 2021
Replies: 38
Views: 2652

The View at Palm Jumeriah Opened to the Public

On April 7, The View at the Palm was opened to the public at the Palm Tower, which is 95 percent complete. The attraction has direct access from the second floor of Nakheel Mall and includes The View Exhibition, interactive aquarium tunnels, a Starbucks Cafe, and a gift shop.ship. The Observatory de...

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by ArchGuy1
Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Burning Man Festival Cancelled for Second Year in a Row
Replies: 5
Views: 776

Burning Man Festival Cancelled for Second Year in a Row

The organizers of the Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert have cancelled the event for a second year in a row due to COVID-19 uncetainties. The organizers would still be holding similar local events around the world. What are your thoughts on this and could it have been done safely? https://ww...

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by ArchGuy1
Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery
Replies: 50
Views: 4175

Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery

In Louisiana, state Republican lawmaker Ray Garofalo said that public schools and colleges should teach the good of slavery during a debate over a Louisiana state education bill. This attracted criticism from both Republican and Democratic Louisiana state lawmakers. That is likely a law that is goin...

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by ArchGuy1
Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Search Warrants on Giuliani
Replies: 17
Views: 2150

Search Warrants on Giuliani

Federal agents have executed search warrants on Rudy Giuliani and are searching Giuliani's apartment and office. This is part of his activity involving Ukraine, but Giuliani has denied any wrongdoing. Will be interesting to see how this all turns out. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/202...

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by ArchGuy1
Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Terrorist Bombing at Hotel in Quetta, Pakistan
Replies: 0
Views: 1250

Terrorist Bombing at Hotel in Quetta, Pakistan

A bomb exploded in the parking lot of the Serena Hotel in Quetta, Pakistan on Wednesday night and the bomb was allegedly attacked to a vehicle in the parking lot. The hotel premises was cordoned off and no one was allowed near the site of the bombing. Will be interesting to see who is responsible fo...

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by ArchGuy1
Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Meteor Impact Over Antarctica 430,000 Years Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 881

Meteor Impact Over Antarctica 430,000 Years Ago

About 430,000 years ago, a meteor exploded in midair over Antarctica and evidence has been found on an ice capped mountain in East Antarctica. The meteor would have been 100 (328 feet) to 150 (492 feet) meters across, but debries was found over a 100,000 square kilometer area (62137 sq miles). Inter...

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by ArchGuy1
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021
Replies: 361
Views: 44541

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021

There are well over a hundred museum/static attraction ships of various types that used to sail around the world before being retired. These includes warships, freighters, oil tankers, tugboats, and ocean liners. In the case of ocean liners, this started with the Hikawa Maru in 1961 for use in Yokoh...

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by ArchGuy1
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Idea of the Next 20 Years Ahead
Replies: 21
Views: 1668

Re: Idea of the Next 20 Years Ahead

There is also over the next 20 years the expected and profound changes from the Global Climate Crises as well as from the Pandemic. Buildings will have to be constructed to deal with those affects, form will follow function. I don't see profound change in clothing but maybe being more acknowledging...

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by ArchGuy1
Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Idea of the Next 20 Years Ahead
Replies: 21
Views: 1668

Re: Idea of the Next 20 Years Ahead

A linear repeat of the 20th century decade by decade is unlikely. The cities you mention really don't make sense either - why would an anachronistic style like Art Deco be considered futuristic in such places? Gwadar...are you serious? There aren't even 500K people there. Gwadar is aiming to become...

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by ArchGuy1
Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Idea of the Next 20 Years Ahead
Replies: 21
Views: 1668

Idea of the Next 20 Years Ahead

What I think may happen is that there will be a second Roaring Twenties once COVID-19 is contained with a booming economy across the world, particularly the United States. I see a revival in the Art Deco style, which would be used in the same way as the original 1920's-1940's Art Deco in things like...

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by ArchGuy1
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 11964

School Shooting in Knoxville, Tennessee

A couple days ago, an officer involved shooting took place at Austin-East Magnet High School in Knoxville, Tennessee leaving one person dead and one injured. This comes just days after Tennessee enacted an open carry law and it will be interesting to see how this all plays out. https://www.google.co...

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by ArchGuy1
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: North Atlantic Ocean Current Weakening
Replies: 17
Views: 1936

Re: North Atlantic Ocean Current Weakening

I think most people fail to grasp the severity of these drastic upcoming climatic changes. This alone has the potential to throw the weather patterns for most of Western Europe completely out of whack, costing trillions upon trillions of dollars to the concerned nations. For anyone wondering how mu...

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by ArchGuy1
Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amazon Rainforest Created by Asteroid That Killed Dinosaurs
Replies: 3
Views: 666

Amazon Rainforest Created by Asteroid That Killed Dinosaurs

The Amazon Rainforest in South America was created in part by the asteroid impact that killed off the dinosaurs 66 million years ago. This led to a change in the type of vegetation seen in the area and that is a very interesting fact. What are your thoughts about this? https://www.google.com/amp/s/w...

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by ArchGuy1
Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: North Atlantic Ocean Current Weakening
Replies: 17
Views: 1936

Re: North Atlantic Ocean Current Weakening

Aesma wrote:
Cold should be reserved to the mountains. Give us down there the warmth.

The climate of my country (France) could be greatly changed by this, not looking forward to it.

What would the climate be like in France if the ocean currents shut down?

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