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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Sep 25, 2016 5:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colin Kaepernick Sitting For US National Anthem
Replies: 214
Views: 8150

Re: Colin Kaepernick Sitting For US National Anthem

So many of white people have whined they don't like anyone protesting, anywhere, ever, that might sightly inconvenience them. As far as I know, there have not been any protests, or folks busing in to march, over the 6 dead, and 15 wounded by gunshots, in Chicago, since Friday. That story hasn't man...

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The 2016 US Presidential Debates - Then and Now . . .
Replies: 0
Views: 467

The 2016 US Presidential Debates - Then and Now . . .

From The New Yorker Magazine http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/09/19/the-state-of-the-presidential-debate The 2016 Schedule: Time – The debates will air from: 9pm – 10:30pm ET 8pm – 9:30pm CT 7pm – 8:30pm MT 6pm – 7:30pm PT http://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2016-debate-schedule/2016-pre...

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sorry Elon, You're Not Going to Colonize Planets
Replies: 254
Views: 37262

Re: Sorry Elon, You're Not Going to Colonize Planets

So who'd want to colonize that dead rusted planet, Mars?? The same reasons there aren't pushes to "colonize" Antarctica, or The Sahara. As for exploration / scientific outposts, then that will need to happen first successfully on the Moon. "Mars" is a sexier pull for Governmental...

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: U2 crashes in Northern California; 1 injured, 1 dead
Replies: 5
Views: 2441

Re: U2 crashes in Northern California; 1 injured, 1 dead

Being a Spy Plane, the Military will not likely be required to give detailed information about what caused the accident to the general public.

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Aug 09, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines system outage August 8th, 2016
Replies: 261
Views: 33722

Re: Delta Air Lines system outage August 8th, 2016

Delta cancels 300 more flights after power cut http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-37026007 More than 1,000 people spent Monday night at Narita airport outside Tokyo, with Delta spokeswoman Hiroko Okada warning that more delays were expected. There were similar scenes earlier in the day througho...

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines system outage August 8th, 2016
Replies: 261
Views: 33722

Re: Big Problems at Big Delta

Apparently Delta are blaming this on a power outage in Atlanta... Sorry Delta, the blame lies with your IT team, because they failed. Power outages shouldn't take down your service, why wasn't this tested for? Why can Netflix get High Availability and service redundancy right and airlines cannot? N...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB
Replies: 735
Views: 176367

Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/indi ... 565541.cms
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Here's a link to a Times of India piece from Aug. 6th. Sorry if it was already cited...

Sudden change in wind pattern led to Emirates jet's crash-landing

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/indi ... 565541.cms

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB
Replies: 735
Views: 176367

Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB

Different topic: Could we rest the case of carry-ons? I say it is a super natural reaction to collect your essentials (which are basically passport and credit Card/cash). It is easy to deny that from a dry and warm place at home, or even advocating legal action. I feel however reality would be diff...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Jul 10, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Issues FAQ
Replies: 179
Views: 157425

Re: Issues FAQ - Show Your Posts not showing recent posts

When I go to my Control Panel, under "Your Activity", and "Total Posts", and then select "Show your posts", the first post that comes up is dated back over a month ago to June 4th. But tonight I posted earlier, and that post is not on that list at the top, where I would...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Jul 10, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shots fired during Dallas Black Lives Matter protest...
Replies: 352
Views: 11267

Re: Shots fired during Dallas Black Lives Matter protest...

My question mark is not about the robot, but rather about the bomb. Is it common for law enforcement to use bombs ? http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties ... tion-group. It has been done before as you can see. Not since, I do not believe. I have no problem at all with the use of the Robot. If any...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat Jul 09, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shots fired during Dallas Black Lives Matter protest...
Replies: 352
Views: 11267

Re: Shots fired during Dallas Black Lives Matter protest...

So we ALL know that shots were fired in Dallas, and that officers have died, unfortunately. I'd just hoped that there would be a little more discussion in this thread of how and where the shots were fired from the lone gunman. I know that in a downtown setting, with buildings and concrete, that lou...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: How To Jump To Last Read Message In Thread?
Replies: 6
Views: 989

Re: How To Jump To Last Read Message In Thread?

Kaphias wrote:
The first two replies are relating to the old forum software.


Right. The new forum software makes it very easy to go to the first unread post, or to the last post! :)

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why German Trains Don’t Run On Time Any More
Replies: 48
Views: 4292

Re: Why German Trains Don’t Run On Time Any More

And I thought the reason that the German Trains Don’t Run On Time Any More, was that it takes longer to get everyone sorted out in the separate men, and separate women's ques, for the the single sex trains, due to all the new displaced persons from Mid-East and African states, that can't go for a ri...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:25 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: HOW TO: updating your forum/profile avatar
Replies: 5
Views: 1544

Re: HOW TO: updating your forum/profile avatar

Here are my tips about loading your avatar from the Settings option: I first uploaded a very nice and free photo tool called Photoscape from the CNET download page. I basically found it easiest to first select a 1:1 ratio to crop the part of the photo I selected to use as my avatar. Saved that crop ...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Jun 26, 2016 4:50 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 344431

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion-font size

I am using a 15.6" laptop and Firefox and find that increasing the zoom level in the Firefox settings to 120% or 133% makes the text much more readable and darker. Still not as good as the old site but much easier to read than at the 100% setting. Another advantage is that it eliminates the bl...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Jun 26, 2016 4:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-AV Picture Thread Q2 2016
Replies: 72
Views: 5088

Re: RE: Non-AV Picture Thread Q2 2016

Quoting csturdiv (Reply 4): Yes, a tripod and about 1 sec exposure at f14 ISO 100. Hope you don't mind me playing, but I think your fountain photo could work better in b+w with a bit of a crop, e.g. (I got photoshop express for my iPad so I was trying it out) Yes, that crop worked nicely. The detai...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:01 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 344431

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Okay, my problem was in the sizing of the page. I don't like to use glasses with my "older" eyes, and so, having the page magnified a bit, well that made the top part of the page disappear and not be visible. In my current setup, reducing the image to 67% now gives me the icons that were m...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat Jun 25, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 344431

Re: Avatar Change Options

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1336319


Thanks, I did go to that link, but alas, when I click on the Death's Head Icon, I simply do not the the drop down with:

My Profile
Photo Corner
Crew Corner
Settings
Logout
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airkas1 wrote:
DIRECTFLT wrote:
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Please see this thread: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1336319


Thanks, I did go to that link, but alas, when I click on the Death's Head Icon, I simply do not the the drop down with:

My Profile
Photo Corner
Crew Corner
Settings
Logout

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat Jun 25, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 344431

Re: Avatar Change Options

2. I cannot change the default avatar. Clicking the "Change avatar" does not do anything.[/quote' I can't change my "Death's Head' Avatar. :cry:. The "change avatar" isn't enabled, but assuming you haven't been able to do it yet, there's another way (you have to be logged i...

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU referendum today
Replies: 790
Views: 37415

Re: Roger Daltrey to the rest of EU .... "Follow Me ! ! !"

Roger says to the rest of the EU Nations regarding the Brexit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGa70tVYVKo

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Citizens Fear Brexit More Than People In UK Pt2
Replies: 95
Views: 8230

Re: The Over-Leveraged European Central Bank

On the Fox Business Channel, they mentioned how over-leveraged the ECB is, and with Britain pulling out their "part", even on "paper," how this will cause pressures down the road for the ECB and it's EU member states, and their citizen tax-payers... (The ECB= European Central Ban...

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 344431

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

1. What happened to starred topics/bookmarks? I can create/remove a bookmark, but I don't see a way to go to my bookmarks directly. 2. I cannot change the default avatar. Clicking the "Change avatar" does not do anything. FYI, I am running Mozilla Firefox on Windows 7. I can't change my &...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat Jun 04, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Muhammad Ali Passes Away
Replies: 18
Views: 1309

RE: Muhammad Ali Passes Away

Two Icons together.. <center><table align="center" border="0" width="527" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td><a href="/uf/view.file?id=113179&filename=1465064926iB5St4.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/uf/113179/1465064926iB5St4.jpg" width="525" height="415" border...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat Jun 04, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Muhammad Ali Passes Away
Replies: 18
Views: 1309

RE: Muhammad Ali Passes Away

He was the Greatest.

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun May 29, 2016 5:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Zika Virus Experts Say The Olympics Must Be Moved
Replies: 54
Views: 3195

RE: Zika Virus Experts Say The Olympics Must Be Moved

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/einsteinboricua" class="quote" target="_blank">einsteinboricua</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i> Choose one: 1. A supreme ...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat May 28, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Potus To Make First State Visit To Hiroshima 5/27
Replies: 155
Views: 6422

RE: Potus To Make First State Visit To Hiroshima 5/27

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/seb146" class="quote" target="_blank">seb146</a> (<a href="#143" class="quote">Reply 143</a>):<br/><i>Was there a declaration of war issued by a...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat May 28, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which Island Would You Advise Me In The Caribbeans
Replies: 43
Views: 2375

RE: Which Island Would You Advise Me In The Caribbeans

Best beaches.... St. John
No advice on night life.

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat May 28, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Zika Virus Experts Say The Olympics Must Be Moved
Replies: 54
Views: 3195

Zika Virus Experts Say The Olympics Must Be Moved

150 experts say Olympics must be moved or postponed because of Zika https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2016/05/27/125-experts-say-olympics-must-be-moved-or-postponed-because-of-zika/ "More than 100 prominent physicians, bioethicists and scientists from around the world posted a le...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat May 28, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Potus To Make First State Visit To Hiroshima 5/27
Replies: 155
Views: 6422

RE: Potus To Make First State Visit To Hiroshima 5/27

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Aaron747" class="quote" target="_blank">Aaron747</a> (<a href="#81" class="quote">Reply 81</a>):<br/><i>As I said, <acronym title="Tropic Air (B...

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri May 27, 2016 6:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Potus To Make First State Visit To Hiroshima 5/27
Replies: 155
Views: 6422

RE: Potus To Make First State Visit To Hiroshima 5/27

I was hoping that Mr. Obama was going to get to visit Fukushima, to make his apology for the United States contribution to Global Warming, which must have been an underlying cause of the earthquake and the resulting tsunami.

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri May 27, 2016 6:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: USA Election Thread - Part 5
Replies: 196
Views: 9278

RE: USA Election Thread - Part 5

Bernie & Trump agree to debate in California <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/donald-trump-bernie-sanders-agree-debate-n580641" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016...ernie-sanders-agree-debate-n580641</a> The Democrats are playing checkers and Trump is play...

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon May 23, 2016 12:19 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: How To Jump To Last Read Message In Thread?
Replies: 6
Views: 989

How To Jump To Last Read Message In Thread?

Seems like I remember, at some time in the past, that I could go to a topic thread, and select something that would take me to the last unread post in that thread. The only option I see now, is to go to the 1st post, or the last post. I'd prefer to be able, on coming back to the site, to go to eithe...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun May 22, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Head Neffenger - Expect Even More Delays
Replies: 59
Views: 11084

TSA Head Neffenger - Expect Even More Delays

From <acronym title="Air One (Italy)">AP</acronym> Reports: <a href="http://bigstory.ap.org/article/413b4e39e6394a64b558c835d0eefd01/tsa-head-expect-more-airport-security-delays-despite-funds" target="_blank">http://bigstory.ap.org/article/413b4...port-security-delays-despite-funds</a> "Congress agr...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun May 22, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Takes Its First US-assembled Airbus A321
Replies: 46
Views: 16179

RE: AA Takes Its First US-assembled Airbus A321

I like the ride in an Airbus well enough. I still hate the drab colors that the new "American" has chosen paint their livery with.

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun May 22, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing
Replies: 1187
Views: 81383

RE: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing Part 4

NY Times today: <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/23/world/middleeast/egypt-sends-submarine-in-search-for-egyptair-jets-black-boxes.html?_r=0" target="_blank">http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/23/wo...gyptair-jets-black-boxes.html?_r=0</a> "the search crews have yet to locate the main body of the...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat May 21, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing
Replies: 1187
Views: 81383

RE: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing Part 4

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/OMP777X" class="quote" target="_blank">OMP777X</a> (<a href="#53" class="quote">Reply 53</a>):<br/><i>Reports indicate that the black boxes have...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat May 21, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing
Replies: 1187
Views: 81383

RE: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing Part 4

The NPR story on flight 804 is a good read:

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-w...-ms-804-what-we-know-one-day-after

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu May 19, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing
Replies: 1187
Views: 81383

RE: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing Part 2

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Moose135" class="quote" target="_blank">Moose135</a> (<a href="#149" class="quote">Reply 149</a>):<br/><i>Quoting DocLightning (Reply 148): Both...

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu May 19, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing
Replies: 1187
Views: 81383

RE: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing Part 2

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/flyingturtle" class="quote" target="_blank">flyingturtle</a> (<a href="#137" class="quote">Reply 137</a>):<br/><i>Reports of debris and bodies a...

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: USA Election Thread - Part 3
Replies: 269
Views: 9036

RE: USA Election Thread - Part 3

Yesterday, on his radio talk show, big Cruz supporter Chris Krok, on the Dallas flamethrower WBAP 820, admitted to his big nighttime audience, [and now peeved and angry Cruz supporters], that since Cruz simply has no chance of winning the nomination, he should get out, and, that Trump <acronym title...

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Apr 28, 2016 5:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musician Prince Dies Aged 57
Replies: 64
Views: 4106

RE: Musician Prince Dies Aged 57

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Pyrex" class="quote" target="_blank">Pyrex</a> (<a href="#61" class="quote">Reply 61</a>):<br/><i>"Wow, that's different, a celebrity that did n...

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musician Prince Dies Aged 57
Replies: 64
Views: 4106

RE: Musician Prince Dies Aged 57

The Prairie Home Companion tribute to Prince / Purple Rain:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2NZIdShewo

[Edited 2016-04-26 02:50:38]

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musician Prince Dies Aged 57
Replies: 64
Views: 4106

RE: Musician Prince Dies Aged 57

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/bmacleod" class="quote" target="_blank">bmacleod</a> (<a href="#40" class="quote">Reply 40</a>):<br/><i>Prince seemed like Lenny Kravitz or Elvi...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musician Prince Dies Aged 57
Replies: 64
Views: 4106

RE: Musician Prince Dies Aged 57

I love Prince.... That summer of 1984 was so incredible.... The Jacksons, Van Halen, and Purple Rain... Saw Prince perform NYE 1984. From the Daily Mail: EXCLUSIVE: Prince's former drug dealer tells how the legend spent $40,000 at a time on six-month supplies of Dilaudid pills and Fentanyl patches -...

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: USA Election Thread - Part 3
Replies: 269
Views: 9036

RE: USA Election Thread - Part 3

NOthing for Ted to crow about this time....

In fact, The Donald, with his big win in NY, has just negated Cruz's last three "Wins" in Wisconsin, Colorado, & Wyoming !!

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Apr 12, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: USA Election Thread - Part 3
Replies: 269
Views: 9036

RE: USA Election Thread - Part 3

Juan Williams overnight on the Jim Bohannon Radio show:

"Donald Trump will be the GOP nominee."

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP Strip Rights From Minorities In MS
Replies: 230
Views: 6887

RE: GOP Strip Rights From Minorities In MS

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Airstud" class="quote" target="_blank">Airstud</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>What do you mean by "mainstream values" thou...

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