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by NIKV69
Fri Jan 07, 2022 9:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion
Replies: 225
Views: 13459

Re: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion

All three defendants have been handed life sentences. Only Bryan's was with the possibility of parole. I like this from the judges statement prior top sentencing: "a neighbor is more than the people who just own property around your house. I believe that assuming the worst in others we show ou...

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by NIKV69
Fri Jan 07, 2022 9:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 199
Views: 9123

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

Trump is the most ironic president in that he pulled off the biggest upset beating Hillary and had the chops to be a competent executive but just couldn't hire the right staff and listen to them. I'm going to have to agree to disagree on the quoted part, but overall, I agree with you! I believe his...

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by NIKV69
Fri Jan 07, 2022 4:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 199
Views: 9123

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

Trump made one of his gravest errors in just sitting there and not acting to shut this riot down. Though I don't consider it an insurrection and more of a riot it should have been dealt with swiftly and with more deadly force. Any lawmaker D or R should be protected. If unauthorized individuals brea...

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by NIKV69
Thu Jan 06, 2022 6:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 304
Views: 12671

Re: Australian Open 2022

She has not officially retired but yes she is sitting out this tournament. She injured her hamstring at Wimbledon in July and hasn’t played since. Few people in tennis would be surprised if she has one more spirited run, but even fewer will be surprised if she doesn’t. Her days of being a regular c...

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by NIKV69
Wed Jan 05, 2022 4:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: All-time Epic Fail Threads Of A.net CONTINUED
Replies: 36
Views: 4161

Re: All-time Epic Fail Threads Of A.net CONTINUED

Flairport will live forever. Well, its over. Didn't end the way I wanted it to...she told me not to talk to her anymore. So..lessons learned: 1) keep your thoughts private 2) don't track girls flights 3) be kind 4) don't do anything that would make it appear that you are stalking...I never did actua...

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by NIKV69
Tue Jan 04, 2022 11:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q1 2022
Replies: 155
Views: 3328

Re: Word Game Q1 2022

Favor

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by NIKV69
Tue Jan 04, 2022 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant orders 30 737MAX7 and 20 737MAX8-200 plus 50 options
Replies: 473
Views: 59815

Re: Allegiant nearing deal for 737MAX

Going by what their fleet has been this is a positive.

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by NIKV69
Tue Jan 04, 2022 7:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Messy Theranos Verdict for Elizabeth Holmes
Replies: 26
Views: 1529

Re: Messy Theranos Verdict for Elizabeth Holmes

Couldn’t agree more. It’s comical to rewind the clock a few years and witness everyone gushing over the despicable woman. Her fake voice should have been the first red flag. How she fooled anyone is a mystery to me. The voice thing was un-nerving and a giveaway for sure. I think what makes me laugh...

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by NIKV69
Tue Jan 04, 2022 6:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you think would go well in a Welch's Sparkling Rosé Grape Juice? (NO Alcohol please)
Replies: 7
Views: 518

Re: What do you think would go well in a Welch's Sparkling Rosé Grape Juice? (NO Alcohol please)

1337Delta764 wrote:
I was wondering, what do you think would go well in a Welch's Sparkling Rosé Grape Juice, other than alcohol?

I once tried it with strawberries and it was good. My grandfather suggested it would go well with peaches.


At this point you are drinking Sangria almost so.

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by NIKV69
Tue Jan 04, 2022 7:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Messy Theranos Verdict for Elizabeth Holmes
Replies: 26
Views: 1529

Re: Messy Theranos Verdict for Elizabeth Holmes

Aaron747 wrote:
I think all 11 should have returned guilty.

The thread title is fine - the verdicts *are* a mess.


I am pretty sure this is a great verdict this jury was having trouble coming to any consensus so the 4 convictions is fine with me.

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by NIKV69
Tue Jan 04, 2022 7:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is your theme for the year?
Replies: 10
Views: 684

Re: What is your theme for the year?

Aaron747 wrote:
The only good theme for this year is to end PY3 (Pandemic Year) early.


On this we agree 100%

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by NIKV69
Tue Jan 04, 2022 5:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Messy Theranos Verdict for Elizabeth Holmes
Replies: 26
Views: 1529

Re: Messy Theranos Verdict for Elizabeth Holmes

It's comical l that I also got the feeling CNN was outright pissed that this woman was convicted as you seem to be. Tread title doesn't make any sense as well. She was found guilty (rightly so) and will do some serious time. Never really paid her any mind but watched an interview she did with CNBC w...

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by NIKV69
Mon Jan 03, 2022 5:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 105
Views: 6163

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

Until some of the rich and powerful who raped (including by statute) the young women that Maxwell helped arrange get charged and convicted, there will never be satisfaction that justice was done. Many want her 'black book' of names of those she arranged for the rich and connected to have sex with y...

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by NIKV69
Mon Jan 03, 2022 7:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Harry Reid Dies at Age 82
Replies: 5
Views: 721

Re: Harry Reid Dies at Age 82

And just remember this thread when a Republican dies. Jeez you have a short memory. Much worse was said in this thread. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1457901 Harry Reid was a right wing democrat No Joe Manchin is a right wing democrat. Harry Reid was an opportunistic self serving ...

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by NIKV69
Fri Dec 31, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall
Replies: 120
Views: 4693

Re: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall

Coddle the bad guy? Have you ever been to jail? It’s horrific and shocking that such appalling conditions exist in America. Criminals are not coddled in this country, period. No I don’t want to go to jail hence I don’t commit crimes. More and more no bail legislation is going to lead to more crime....

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by NIKV69
Fri Dec 31, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Betty White passes away at age 99
Replies: 20
Views: 1241

Re: Betty White passes away at age 99

Truly the news I didn’t want to wake up to. RIP to a great woman. God speed.

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by NIKV69
Thu Dec 30, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall
Replies: 120
Views: 4693

Re: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall

This is one of those only in American situations, police in every other developed country would not shoot a person armed with a bike lock. In NZ that guy would have been disarmed by a police dog. Yet again it’s a case of shoot first American style policing. It is my understanding the original victi...

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by NIKV69
Thu Dec 30, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Record Snowfall in the Western United States
Replies: 10
Views: 906

Re: Record Snowfall in the Western United States

Newark727 wrote:
Hopefully this helps the reservoirs back up a little bit.


I sure hope so.

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by NIKV69
Wed Dec 29, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall
Replies: 120
Views: 4693

Re: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall

It’s no wonder with responses like this there is have a ‘shoot now ask questions later’ culture. Right. Don't shoot now -- hesitate to explore all PC options and let the (original) victim's head get bashed in while waiting for the social worker to arrive. You haven't a clue. The new propaganda term...

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by NIKV69
Wed Dec 29, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 105
Views: 6163

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

Maxwell has been found Guilty https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/29/us/ghislaine-maxwell-trial-wednesday/index.html A jury in a New York federal court has found Ghislaine Maxwell guilty on five of six counts related to her role in Jeffrey Epstein's sexual abuse of minor girls between 1994 and 2004. Maxwel...

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by NIKV69
Wed Dec 29, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strong headwinds in the US causing issues this week
Replies: 62
Views: 12897

Re: Strong headwinds in the US causing issues this week

I knew we were hauling butt LAS-JFK the other day that the winds were crazy but JFK-LAS was fine. I do remember few years ago flying a 757 on JFK-LAS the winds were so bad we diverted to DEN for fuel. It's not a big deal.

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by NIKV69
Wed Dec 29, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shootings Across the Denver Area
Replies: 2
Views: 372

Re: Shootings Across the Denver Area

On Monday night, a gunman killed five victims at different locations across the Denver area and it is unknown what his motives were. However, he did target some of the victims. Thoughts and prayers for those affected and hopefully, this will lead to Colorado enforcing existing gun laws and pass com...

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by NIKV69
Wed Dec 29, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall
Replies: 120
Views: 4693

Re: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall

What accountability? Do you want to throw the officer in jail? Dealing with the criminals that have been created by this coddle the bad guy, little to no bail and attack law enforcement mindset isn't easy but there is no criminality here. No matter how much Ben Crump says there is.

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by NIKV69
Wed Dec 29, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Harry Reid Dies at Age 82
Replies: 5
Views: 721

Re: Harry Reid Dies at Age 82

I will bite my tounge on most of what I want to say about this divisive horrible example of an elected official. I do remember one of my first years in Laughlin he was here campaigning and he tried to enter the property to grease palms where I rented before I bought my condo. The owner of the develo...

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by NIKV69
Wed Dec 29, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 45024

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

Layman's opinion: Came across the airport after changing to 27R, was too low as turned to the left. Was looking for runway when saw the big hill at Mazzola Street straight ahead. Banked hard left and pulled up, stalled, and crashed. Still happened so fast I think you are right that he was looking f...

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by NIKV69
Wed Dec 29, 2021 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 45024

Re: Learjet Crash Tonight in San Diego/ Gillespie - audo/video

Very sad. Sounds like a young-ish guy, too. Also, I don't know what that metallic noise is in the background while the pilot is crying out. There may be more involved (as there often is) than what it appears at first blush. I also don't have a clear first impression from the Nest camera that docume...

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by NIKV69
Wed Dec 29, 2021 3:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sportsbook wars
Replies: 8
Views: 942

Re: Sportsbook wars

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6ohFlCxXkE

I love the confidence character LOL.
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System07 wrote:
The immediate flood of commercials and ads constantly has been really annoying. That’s all I got


6 Leg parlay! 2 home dogs all hitting the over! BOOM!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6ohFlCxXkE

I love the confidence character LOL.

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by NIKV69
Wed Dec 29, 2021 3:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Beloved John Madden has passed away
Replies: 13
Views: 829

Re: Beloved John Madden has passed away

Oh man, they just had a documentary on him before the Packers/Browns game Saturday, he was on and looked and sounded okay. The news report said he died unexpectedly, so sad. He was a true legend. I am glad he lived to see it premiere. A true legend and someone I loved watch and listen call games an...

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by NIKV69
Tue Dec 28, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 45024

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audo/video

To me -- and admittedly this is waaay premature -- it seems like, as he comes into the frame on the second Nest video, he is still flying, and he is in the left turn the we know he was making. Some think he seems low, but he was intentionally flying, it appears, at about 350 feet AGL if I'm doing t...

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by NIKV69
Tue Dec 28, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 45024

Re: Learjet Crash Tonight in San Diego/ Gillespie - audo/video

Happened about 715 PST, 1015EST... N880Z, owned by MedJet, LLC. Appears to be a subscription-based air Medical Transport company. This one is a tough one to hear, so advanced warning is given. Appears to be classic base-to-final turn stall and roll, the Lear is sleek, very fast, but unforgiving if ...

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by NIKV69
Tue Dec 28, 2021 3:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sportsbook wars
Replies: 8
Views: 942

Re: Sportsbook wars

The legalization of online sports gambling has led to a massive proliferation of ads for it by the big casino companies like Ceasers, MGM, and newcomers. They use huge bonus or up front betting credits, expensive attention getting ads with characters like with Ceasers, celebrities, sexy women to ge...

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by NIKV69
Mon Dec 27, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sportsbook wars
Replies: 8
Views: 942

Re: Sportsbook wars

During the MLB playoffs I found the Draftkings' ads' naked appeal to greed to be both distasteful and dishonest. It's also obtuse and hypocritical to keep denying Pete Rose the Hall of Fame for gambling when pushing gambling now makes up about two-thirds of the broadcast. Betting is of course one o...

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by NIKV69
Sun Dec 26, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sportsbook wars
Replies: 8
Views: 942

Sportsbook wars

I got to tell you. I am pleasantly surprised at how MGM and Caesars are going head to head in this war. I mean A list celebs in the commercials? Ben Affleck cant be hurting for work. Full disclosure i am not a sportsbettter at all. I bet the Kentucky Derby and Maybe one or two football gamed but tha...

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by NIKV69
Sun Dec 26, 2021 3:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jussie Smollett trial
Replies: 31
Views: 2471

Re: Jussie Smollett trial

What is sad about this case is there is a serious problem with hate crimes and also a fear of black people for whatever reason in our culture. These problems need to be addressed. When you go and stage a hate crime like this, it only harms the very communities that you are a part of because now rea...

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by NIKV69
Sun Dec 26, 2021 3:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 8018

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

Republicans voted it down because they hate Biden. Manchin voted it down because he is drunk with power. And, yes, I understand there have been other Democrats who demanded things be taken out. Manchin has been the most vocal about it. Manchin has been saying from day one that he would vote for it ...

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by NIKV69
Thu Dec 23, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 8018

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

Just too much in the bill, including dealing with immigration in ways many find unacceptable. Break up the elements of this bill bundle and vote on them in smaller groups that would likely pass like the subsidies and price regulations on diabetes drugs. I agree as always true case taking a good bil...

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by NIKV69
Tue Dec 21, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 8018

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

In any case, Sinema is regarded by her own constituency with more than a lot of buyer's remorse. As I mentioned, this is not foreign to politics, but her being so loudly dishonest and willfully unfaithful to her donors has ended any chance of securing financing for a campaign, leave alone beating o...

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by NIKV69
Mon Dec 20, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elizabeth Warren Tests Positive for COVID-19
Replies: 15
Views: 1473

Re: Elizabeth Warren Tests Positive for COVID-19

Like is said on the Greg Kelly thread, are we going to have a thread for every semi significant figure who tests positive for Covid? It looks like it... Since everyone will get it eventually, this may go on for a while. Media are going to milk shock, fear and panic from Covid for as long as they po...

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by NIKV69
Mon Dec 20, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 8018

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

Very interesting read as Manchin has spoke about his no vote to local media. https://nypost.com/2021/12/20/manchin-says-wh-staff-to-blame-for-death-of-social-spending-bill/?utm_medium=SocialFlow&utm_source=NYPTwitter&utm_campaign=SocialFlow “It is not the president. This is staff,” the West ...

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by NIKV69
Mon Dec 20, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 8018

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

And what happens after you wake up from that fantasy? You have either been living on a deserted island cutoff from the world or are in denial to make that statement. Either way I will be more than happy to discuss it the morning after election day. Humm, In Monmouth polling, support for the Build B...

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by NIKV69
Mon Dec 20, 2021 4:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elizabeth Warren Tests Positive for COVID-19
Replies: 15
Views: 1473

Re: Elizabeth Warren Tests Positive for COVID-19

Like is said on the Greg Kelly thread, are we going to have a thread for every semi significant figure who tests positive for Covid? At her age the CFR for the unvaccinated is 3%, being double vaccinated reduces that by 94% and being boosted takes that down another 81%. That gives her a 0.03% chanc...

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by NIKV69
Mon Dec 20, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elizabeth Warren Tests Positive for COVID-19
Replies: 15
Views: 1473

Re: Elizabeth Warren Tests Positive for COVID-19

Being vaccinated and boosted doesn't guarantee you don't get Covid but helps the immune system fight it and prevent the illness from being serious. I wish her the speediest recovery.

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by NIKV69
Mon Dec 20, 2021 2:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 8018

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

Gives cover to Kelly, Sinema and a few other Senators facing elections in moderate to conservative states. Manchin was only the loudest Dem opponent of more “free” stuff. Sinema will not make it to an election. Obviously, she does not understand what being primaried means, but she will shaking a cu...

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by NIKV69
Sun Dec 19, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 8018

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

Good to hear that the people of West Virginia are doing so well, that they don’t need this. I only wish that the other 49 states could catch up to their quality of life standard but WV just sets the bar so high. I mean look at them! Their Senator lives on a yacht and drives a Maserati. Streets are ...

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by NIKV69
Sun Dec 19, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 8018

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

Thank you Senator Manchin, It's been something to watch the Sunday shows this morning that is for sure. Best not to alienate Manchin any further or he may change parties than the Dems will have a problem.

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by NIKV69
Sun Dec 19, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Netherlands Going Into Hard Lockdown From 5AM Sunday
Replies: 33
Views: 2618

Re: Netherlands Going Into Hard Lockdown From 5AM Sunday

stlgph wrote:
I'm in Belgium at the moment - it feels like practically all of the Netherlands has come over to Bruges, Lieges, and Antwerp to party it up.


That is how Las Vegas was last February and March with Californians.

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by NIKV69
Sat Dec 18, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO tests positive for Covid-19
Replies: 23
Views: 2453

Re: Southwest CEO tests positive for Covid-19

This whole plane thing has me puzzled. In the height of the pandemic, I was in casinos a good amount of the time and even though we had masks, plexiglass and casinos change the air more times than most indoor venues I think the biggest factor in keeping infection low was temping people at the door ...

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by NIKV69
Sat Dec 18, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sandy Hook school mass killing 9 years ago
Replies: 64
Views: 2379

Re: Sandy Hook school mass killing 9 years ago

Yes, that is the practical side of the problem. Gun lovers don’t want to admit there are too many ways around the laws we already have, and the left doesn’t want to admit trafficking networks that get them into hands of bad guys are too far ahead of the government to be stopped. I have to push back...

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by NIKV69
Sat Dec 18, 2021 2:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO tests positive for Covid-19
Replies: 23
Views: 2453

Re: Southwest CEO tests positive for Covid-19

This whole plane thing has me puzzled. In the height of the pandemic, I was in casinos a good amount of the time and even though we had masks, plexiglass and casinos change the air more times than most indoor venues I think the biggest factor in keeping infection low was temping people at the door s...

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by NIKV69
Fri Dec 17, 2021 5:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sandy Hook school mass killing 9 years ago
Replies: 64
Views: 2379

Re: Sandy Hook school mass killing 9 years ago

Yes, that is the practical side of the problem. Gun lovers don’t want to admit there are too many ways around the laws we already have, and the left doesn’t want to admit trafficking networks that get them into hands of bad guys are too far ahead of the government to be stopped. I have to push back...

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