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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Aug 02, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 43738

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Afghanistan comprises many tribal regions, separated by mountainous regions and pass chokepoints. These people have been fighting each other, toppling/assassinating rulers for as long as I can remember. You'll never make a "nation" out of that. It's just the way it is. The only way to part...

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 43738

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ab9zK8yT4_Y
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Why the US were Foolish to think that we could "Nation-build" in the area, drawn up by the Brits, as Afghanistan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ab9zK8yT4_Y

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Aug 02, 2021 5:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 43738

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Is it legal for Afgan citizens to own firearms to protect their families?

I guess this sectarian violence will go on forever.

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Aug 01, 2021 5:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 209431

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Interesting new release https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/31/health/fully-vaccinated-people-breakthrough-hospitalization-death/index.html Highlights. 1. Less than .001% of those that are fully vaccinated have died from Covid. As of July 26. of 163,000,000 vaccinated adults in the US, there have been 1,26...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Aug 01, 2021 5:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bass Players ... Unite!
Replies: 29
Views: 1481

Re: Bass Players ... Unite!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiEy3nbmjd4
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Grand Funk Railroad - "Black Licorice"

Bassist is the fabulous Mel Schacher.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiEy3nbmjd4

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat Jul 31, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 209431

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

A "Snap" Lockdown was called for Brisbane, Australia. https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/coronavirus-australias-third-largest-city-of-brisbane-to-enter-covid-lockdown-2499190 Sydney adds four weeks to lockdown as Australia COVID-19 cases grow "Far from a planned exit from lockdown in thr...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat Jul 31, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bass Players ... Unite!
Replies: 29
Views: 1481

Re: Bass Players ... Unite!

http://www.talkbass.com
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Not a bass player, but there is good website to reference for bass players. It's http://www.talkbass.com

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat Jul 31, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Dusty Hill
Replies: 31
Views: 2023

Re: RIP Dusty Hill

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyiAPuM9cUU
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From a piece done by CBS Sunday Morning in 2019

ZZ Top is "Goin' 50"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyiAPuM9cUU

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Simone Biles Withdraws from Olympics
Replies: 46
Views: 2832

Re: Simone Biles Withdraws from Olympics

Has Simone withdrawn from all competition for the duration of the Olympics??

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Jul 29, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Dusty Hill
Replies: 31
Views: 2023

Re: RIP Dusty Hill

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1E1DldjvWT8
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Dusty singing on "I Got The Six" Original Rehearsal Tape

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1E1DldjvWT8

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Dusty Hill
Replies: 31
Views: 2023

Re: RIP Dusty Hill

https://www.khou.com/video/entertainmen ... 080f04aeaf
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I saw ZZ Top headline at the Memorial Stadium in Austin in front of 80,000 fans in 1974. It was a concert I'll never forget.

https://www.khou.com/video/entertainmen ... 080f04aeaf

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Jul 27, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Heavy explosion, CHEMPARK, Leverkusen, Germany
Replies: 12
Views: 1008

Re: Heavy explosion, BAYER chemical park, Leverkusen, Germany

https://apnews.com/article/europe-explo ... c924ea1510
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AP Reports 16 injured, 5 missing in explosion at German chemical hub

https://apnews.com/article/europe-explo ... c924ea1510

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Jul 27, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Heavy explosion, CHEMPARK, Leverkusen, Germany
Replies: 12
Views: 1008

Re: Heavy explosion, BAYER chemical park, Leverkusen, Germany

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


Oy vey...what kind of nasty stuff is in that cloud?


You're going to need more than an N95 mask for that stuff!!
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Aaron747 wrote:
DIRECTFLT wrote:
Another view of the mushrooming explosion cloud...

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


Oy vey...what kind of nasty stuff is in that cloud?


You're going to need more than an N95 mask for that stuff!!

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Jul 27, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC
Replies: 51
Views: 1992

New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC

Documentary Filmmaker Blows The Lid Off Controversy In ‘The Boys In Red Hats’ https://www.forbes.com/sites/adawson/2021/07/14/documentary-filmmaker-blows-the-lid-off-controversy-in-the-boys-in-red-hats/ No one was more embarrassed or angered by the footage than Jonathan Schroder, a filmmaker and gra...

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Heavy explosion, CHEMPARK, Leverkusen, Germany
Replies: 12
Views: 1008

Re: Heavy explosion, BAYER chemical park, Leverkusen, Germany

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkGuXrEYZMo
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Another view of the mushrooming explosion cloud...

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

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brawl on Spirit AL flight from Las Vegas to Atlanta 7/23/21
Replies: 50
Views: 17779

Re: Brawl on Spirit AL flight from Las Vegas to Atlanta 7/23/21

This 2 min video posted to YT has more footage before the fight. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UfBAkmbH5s It happens fast, but at about :08 in the video, the woman on the left removes her glasses, as in "I'm preparing to throw down with you." The woman on the right then walks away, but...

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 209431

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Some French health workers resent, resist mandatory vaccines https://apnews.com/article/government-and-politics-europe-business-health-coronavirus-pandemic-21beeb79952619bd84d9b87380d2deb2 The law, adopted by parliament early Monday, also sets up a “health pass” for everyone in order to access resta...

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brawl on Spirit AL flight from Las Vegas to Atlanta 7/23/21
Replies: 50
Views: 17779

Re: Brawl on Spirit AL flight from Las Vegas to Atlanta 7/23/21

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UfBAkmbH5s
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This 2 min video posted to YT has more footage before the fight.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UfBAkmbH5s

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brawl on Spirit AL flight from Las Vegas to Atlanta 7/23/21
Replies: 50
Views: 17779

Brawl on Spirit AL flight from Las Vegas to Atlanta 7/23/21

https://www.headlinestoday.news/2021/07/26/two-women-fight-on-spirit-airlines-flight-from-vegas-to-atlanta-video/ The Twitter site Las Vegas Scoop has posted a video of the altercation between the two women. The women had a verbal exchange before the punches were thrown. The passengers jumped to sep...

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 308
Views: 17561

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

Two planes full of Democratic reps from Texas fly to DC with no masks on. Not a mask story for the MSM... But -one- (R) Congressman flies on a plane from DC to Texas without a mask.... And that's --- A Story --- to run with for the MSM. But there's no selective coverage / selective outrage of topics...

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Jul 20, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses
Replies: 124
Views: 6638

Re: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses

Wait 'till they bring back Hot Pants!!

Maybe the FA is stretching other boundaries by working at Hooters (as a server) on his days off.

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Jul 18, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics
Replies: 57
Views: 2934

Re: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics

Most operas.

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat Jul 17, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Air 161 "Flight From Hell" 17 Hrs LAS-SCK
Replies: 27
Views: 5688

Re: Allegiant Air 161 "Flight From Hell" 17 Hrs LAS-SCK

I rarely defend the airlines in these stories but they landed at an alternate airport and bused the passengers. The title and article are not clear. They were not circling and landing over and over for 17 hours. AA and WN with those flight cancellations earlier this month delayed alot of passengers...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat Jul 17, 2021 5:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary
Replies: 102
Views: 12121

Re: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary

Voter ID is fine if it is free regardless of income, takes less than 15 minutes to get, and requires no gasoline, bank account, or significant paperwork to acquire. Voting should be encouraged, and the more poll locations and hours the better. Both of these are terrible for the GOP, and they know i...

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Jul 16, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary
Replies: 102
Views: 12121

Re: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary

Voter ID is fine if it is free regardless of income, takes less than 15 minutes to get, and requires no gasoline, bank account, or significant paperwork to acquire. Voting should be encouraged, and the more poll locations and hours the better. Both of these are terrible for the GOP, and they know i...

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Jul 16, 2021 2:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary
Replies: 102
Views: 12121

Re: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary

Greg Abbott Says Republicans Are In ‘No Mood For Additional Compromise’ Over Voting Bill In an interview with the Standard, the governor says he’ll call “special session after special session” until the Republican-backed legislation passes. https://www.texasstandard.org/stories/exclusive-greg-abbott...

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Jul 15, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 209431

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Let's try this again.... The U.S. Surgeon General Is Calling COVID-19 Misinformation An 'Urgent Threat' https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/07/15/1016013826/the-u-s-surgeon-general-is-calling-covid-19-misinformation-an-urgent-threat On Thursday, Dr. Vivek Murthy released the first surgeon...

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Jul 15, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 209431

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Challenger007 wrote:
I was vaccinated with Sinovac vaccine, there was no side effect, I feel great.


Funny how that same exact statement was made on another site, not by you...

Vac Campaign Statement??

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Jul 15, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Major Vehicle Recalls
Replies: 3
Views: 614

Chevy Bolt Fires

Chevy Bolt https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/14/gm-warns-some-bolt-ev-owners-dont-park-them-inside-or-charge-them-unattended-overnight.html General Motors is telling owners of 2017-2019 Bolt EVs that were part of a recent recall not to park their vehicles inside, or to charge them unattended overnight af...

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Jul 15, 2021 1:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary
Replies: 102
Views: 12121

Re: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary

Yes and no. No one really cares about the ID itself--it's the IDs that are allowed (such as gun license allowed, but not state university ID allowed for....reasons), and access to those IDs--ie where the DMVs are located, when they're open, how well they're staffed, etc.. There'd be no issue if eve...

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary
Replies: 102
Views: 12121

Re: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary

The Voting Laws that Texas will be enacting, and it's going to happen, no matter how much they rail against it out of state, and on The View, will not prevent any legal voter from voting. The law will restrict counties from coming up with their own "rules" for voting. They are trying to ma...

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary
Replies: 102
Views: 12121

Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary

Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary https://www.texastribune.org/2021/07/13/texas-democrats-walkout-voting-bill-arrest/ https://twitter.com/IngrahamAngle/status/1414903698753474569?s=20 A showdown in the Texas House was locked into place Tuesday ...

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Jul 12, 2021 4:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 185
Views: 16640

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

Miami Condo Collapse: Where's Security Camera Videos? 911 Calls? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeS7rxPr6IM Previously Jeff Ostroff analyzed 2 videos of exclusive inside the parking garage of the Champlain Towers South, site of the Miami Condo collapse and gives you a frame by frame explanation of ...

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Jul 09, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Major Vehicle Recalls
Replies: 3
Views: 614

Major Vehicle Recalls

GM recall: Side air bags can explode in Chevy, GMC pickups https://apnews.com/article/business-technology-7a6147cd751d5f53a7a74aea5f27a134 DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling more than 400,000 pickup trucks in the U.S. because the side air bags can explode without warning and spew parts into...

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Jul 09, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics
Replies: 57
Views: 2934

Re: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics

Someone commented on YouTube that all Pearl Jam videos should come with sub-titles, as well as in concert. It wasn't until I bought the Led Zeppelin Songbook, that I was able to figure out what was said in many of their songs. I think that Songbook covered albums 1 - HOTH or PG. When I first heard H...

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Jul 09, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Most Overdone Songs
Replies: 47
Views: 2796

Re: Your Most Overdone Songs

EasternSon wrote:
It drives me crazy, because I can't block out music. I literally have to either close my office door, or put my fingers in my ears when I'm trying to read/comprehend something.


Try something like these:

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Jul 09, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So much kit left behind by the US at Bagram.
Replies: 26
Views: 2272

Re: So much kit left behind by the US at Bagram.

Drafran wrote:
I hope they disabled the vehicles, even if they are past their usefulness. Oh, and the MREs were all pork products...with no labeling. :rotfl:


If the Sirius/XM subscriptions have not expired in the vehicles, then they can listen to Howard Stern.

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Jul 09, 2021 4:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Research Indicates Four-Day Workweeks Are Win-Win
Replies: 41
Views: 1816

Re: Research Indicates Four-Day Workweeks Are Win-Win

I once took on two jobs, working 60 hours a week, 7 days a week. That didn't work. That Bible thing about taking a day off for rest... is real.

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Jul 09, 2021 4:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So much kit left behind by the US at Bagram.
Replies: 26
Views: 2272

Re: So much kit left behind by the US at Bagram.

To me this proves once again that the US leadership is more incompetent than that of the USSR in it's senile years. At least when the Soviet forces pulled out Afghanistan lasted another couple years. Here the US occupying forces haven't even left an all hell has already broken lose. Just another me...

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Jul 08, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 308
Views: 17561

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

Japan to declare virus emergency lasting through Olympics https://apnews.com/article/japan-coronavirus-pandemic-olympic-games-2020-tokyo-olympics-sports-f757eef4c7b7a606232145444a52e57f At a meeting with experts Thursday morning, government officials proposed a plan to issue a state of emergency in ...

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Jul 08, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Most Overdone Songs
Replies: 47
Views: 2796

Re: Your Most Overdone Songs

Hate the generic post-2005 hip hop crap with deep bass used for almost every MLB player when coming to bat. The main riff of ‘Barracuda’ or ‘Whole Lotta Love’ or ‘Sex Type Thing’ are far better. Back in the day, Texas Wrestler Kerry Von Erich used Rush's "Tom Sawyer" as his intro music in...

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Jul 08, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Most Overdone Songs
Replies: 47
Views: 2796

Re: Your Most Overdone Songs

I enjoy "Don't Stop Believin'" -- Here's a wonderful performance done in Houston at the Summit... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcjzHMhBtf0 You can listen multiple times with the YouTube Loop function. Now a song, that I can't stand to hear is "We Are The Champions." Way Way Wa...

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Jul 08, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Research Indicates Four-Day Workweeks Are Win-Win
Replies: 41
Views: 1816

Re: Research Indicates Four-Day Workweeks Are Win-Win

I'm for a 5-Day work week... IF, I get a 2 Hour siesta each day.

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Jul 08, 2021 1:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So much kit left behind by the US at Bagram.
Replies: 26
Views: 2272

Re: So much kit left behind by the US at Bagram.

What is "kit"? Is that a US term?? This is a story about the US leaving a country, right??

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed Jul 07, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage
Replies: 218
Views: 17823

Re: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage

Gov. Greg Abbott tells electricity regulators to encourage building more power plants, penalize renewable energy https://www.texastribune.org/2021/07/06/texas-electricity-grid-greg-abbott/ Two days before state lawmakers return to Austin for a special legislative session, Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday...

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Jul 05, 2021 6:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 185
Views: 16640

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/sur ... 87505/?amp


Surfside condo building: before, during and after the demolition

Miami Herald Video

https://youtu.be/RslkMukgMoo
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StarAC17 wrote:
Video of the remaining structure being brought down.

https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/sur ... 87505/?amp


Surfside condo building: before, during and after the demolition

Miami Herald Video

https://youtu.be/RslkMukgMoo

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Jul 04, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 185
Views: 16640

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

"The demolition of the standing portion of the apartment block that collapsed near Miami has been brought forward due to an approaching tropical storm." https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-57707533 Drilling nearly done to demolish rest of collapsed condo https://apnews.com/article/...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat Jul 03, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ransomware attack on Kaseya Software Management Company
Replies: 9
Views: 1088

Re: Ransomware attack on Kaseya Software Management Company

https://www.kaseya.com/potential-attack-on-kaseya-vsa/
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Here is the latest from Kaseya:

https://www.kaseya.com/potential-attack-on-kaseya-vsa/

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